Earthquake brings fear, fascination to New England
Some heard a loud bang. Others felt rolling vibrations. Still others thought it was a large truck, airplane, or helicopter. But actually, it was a 4.0-magnitude earthquake that hit west of Hollis Center, Maine, at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday and was felt across the Bay State and other parts of New England, according to the US Geological Survey. “We heard it coming - it sounded like an airplane at treetop level,” Bill from Northborough wrote on the “Feel the Quake?” forum on Boston.com.