Mass. communities where highest quake intensity was reported
Some heard a loud bang. Others felt rolling vibrations. Still others thought it was a large truck, airplane, or helicopter. The 4.0-magnitude earthquake that hit west of Hollis Center, Maine, at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday was different things to different people as it rumbled across New England.
The Seabrook nuclear power plant declared an unusual event at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday after an earthquake centered in Maine was felt in the control room of the New Hampshire facility, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In a statement, the NRC said the unusual event is the lowest of four levels of emergency classifications used by the NRC.
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