At 7:12 p.m. local time, on Tuesday, an earthquake was registered in Maine. The small earthquake was centered three miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, in the proximity of Concord, New Hampshire.
Residents in Massachusetts also felt their homes shake, but no major damage or injuries have been reported to this time, Fox News
The Seabrook Station nuclear plant in New Hampshire rang an alarm, but it turned out the unusual event received the lowest of four emergency classifications.
"There has been no impact at all to the plant from the earthquake and our refueling maintenance activities have not been affected," Alan Griffith, spokesman for the Next EnergyEra Seabrook Station, has stated.
"People in New England, and in its geological extension southward through Long Island, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones since colonial times. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt roughly twice a year," USGS reps explained.