For Immediate Release - October 17, 2012

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PATRICK ON TONIGHT'S EARTHQUAKE

BOSTON – Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick:

Many Massachusetts residents felt the effects of an earthquake tonight. According to MEMA, which is monitoring events and has briefed me, the quake was centered some 30 miles outside of Portland, Maine. So far, we have no reports of injury or damage in Massachusetts. MEMA will continue to monitor the situation closely. Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends.

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