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Did You Feel the Earthquake Hit Tuesday Night?

The earthquake in Maine has spawned an incredibly popular Facebook page.

West Hartford residents – have you liked the "I survived the 10/16/12 earthquake" Facebook page yet?

If you have, you're in good company! At last check, the total number of page likes already numbered 86,406 – uh, make that 86,666 – and by the time this article is published that number will likely be much higher.

If you like sarcasm, this page is for you. There are even t-shirts on sale already, emblazoned with the message "I survived the 10/16/12 earthquake."

The latest information from the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that Tuesday night's tremor, which hit at 7:12 p.m. – less than two hours before the shaking and rattling of the presidential debate – was a magnitude 4.0 and centered 4 miles NNE of Waterboro, ME. No damages or injuries have been reported.

Many people in West Hartford and the surrounding area did feel something, or if they didn't, their pets did.

"My parrot suddenly fell off his perch- I had NO idea what happened; birds don't just fall off perches!" wrote resident Audrey Byrnett on West Hartford Patch's Facebook page.

Laurie Williams-Haynes said on Facebook, "Here by fern park we felt it..daughters headboard was shaking!"

"We felt nothing but it explains the dogs' restlessness yesterday evening," posted Shellie Rosan.

Audra Celio emailed West Hartford Patch last night to say she felt the earthquake in the eastern part of town.

The earthquake was the talk of the town, at least until the debate started, with 77 comments on Patch's statewide story.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was felt in Connecticut as well as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey.

Where were you when the earthquake hit? Did you experience anything unusual Tuesday night?

Jenessa Mae Plourde October 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Omg yes i felt the earthquake i was sitting at my kitchen table and my house started to shake and i got scared and i went in my room and hid under my blanket :) i was safe again
Jenessa October 19, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Omg yes i felt the earthquake i was sitting at my kitchen table and my house started to shake and i got scared and i went in my room and hid under my blanket :) i was safe again

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