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4.0 Mag Quake Strikes Northeastern Maine; Impact Reportedly Felt As Far As Conn.

CBS 2's Lonnie Quinn talks about the New England earthquake. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn talks about the New England earthquake. (credit: CBS 2)

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PORTLAND, Maine (CBSNewYork) — A moderate earthquake hit New England on Tuesday evening, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake — first estimated to be a magnitude 4.6, but later downgraded to 4.0, struck about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  The agency also said it was about 3 miles deep.

The Associated Press reported the quake was also felt in Vermont, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts and as far south as Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The USGS said “moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the [New England] region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt roughly twice a year.”

For more information on the earthquake, CLICK HERE.