No major NH damage as quake rattles New England
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Public safety officials in New Hampshire say there's been no major damage from a 4.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled New England.
New Hampshire Department of Safety spokesman Jim Van Dongen says the state 911 system got about 1,000 calls in the first hour after the quake but they have dropped off. Two callers reported very minor damage and no one reported serious injuries.
The earthquake hit southern Maine Tuesday night about 7:12 p.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey first estimated the quake as a 4.6 magnitude, but later downgraded that to 4.0. The epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, was about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency also had no immediate reports of damage or injuries.