Holy fuck!

Bosemaster42's picture

Does anyone live in New England area. I swear we just had a earthquake/ heavy tremor or am I high?


jeff's picture


You did. Or at least all my Facebook friends in that area felt it, too.

"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

anarchist's picture

I live in Maryland.

That's considered New England, right? I've heard people call it part of New England.

Anyway, I didn't feel anything.

Bosemaster42's picture


New England starts in Connecticut.

anarchist's picture

I'm going there next year.

Three-day field trip to Boston! Dance cruise on the last day. Sounds like it has potential to be fun. Maybe the DJ could play my new song. Most people on Gearslutz are saying it's almost good. And that means a lot coming from them, because they're the most musically critical, hardest to impress people on Earth.

Sorry for the entirely irrelevant post. Just sharing what's on my mind.

Bosemaster42's picture

Sounds cool,

Cruising on the harbor? You'll enjoy that. Just give the DJ the CD and ask him to play it, they will usually accomodate you. It wasn't irrelevent, and you don't have to apologize for telling me about your trip. I'm originally from Cambridge, it's on the other side of the Charles River right next to Boston. I live north of the city now, in da burbs.

Bosemaster42's picture


It was a 4.6 magnitude quake originating in the Arrowhead Lake region of mid-western Maine. It was felt as far south as Rhode Island and parts of northeastern New York state. It's the strongest I've ever felt and it kind of freaked my dog out a little. I think I'll smoke that joint now!

Super Duck's picture

Oh, I'm hopefully about to

Oh, I'm hopefully about to move to New England! My top two college choices are there. Sorry, I get super excited, haha.

I've never felt an earthquake. We have lots of tornadoes where I am instead. Earthquakes sound like they'd be really scary... Are they common there?

Bosemaster42's picture

They are common,

but the richter readings are usually below the level needed to actually feel them. I've felt tremors in the past and they are barely noticeable.
This shook the entire house! I could feel the house sway lightly.
People in California would probably laugh this off and call it a tremor.
What schools are you looking at?

Super Duck's picture

Boston University and

Boston University and Northeastern! Maybe also Tufts, but that one might be a bit of a reach, so I'm not sure I'm gonna apply. But definitely BU and Northeastern.

Bosemaster42's picture


Both BU and Northeastern are in the heart of the city. I work right down the street from BU in Allston village. Lots of music, bars, and nightlife in general. Beware though, it's a big busy city with plenty of crazy fucks, creeps and crime. It's not out of control, but if your alone always be careful. Tufts is actually a pretty good school too, from what I hear. It's just slightly north of Boston, right on the border of Medford and Somerville.

Super Duck's picture

I'm not overly worried about

I'm not overly worried about bad people since although I do live in a small town, there is lots of crime where I live, so I already never linger alone anywhere. Not sure I can get into Tufts... The acceptance rate for Tufts is something insanely low like 20% and the average ACT scores are above 30, so I don't think I have a high chance at Tufts. But I really want to go to BU the most.

Bosemaster42's picture

BU is good too.

It's a big school. Most of the campus is located on Commonwealth ave.
There's a trolley(MBTA) that runs down the middle of Comm.ave. You can get to most areas of the city via public transportation, so you don't really need a car to get around, which is convienient.

lonewolf678's picture

Glad everything was ok,

I remember when we got a small tremor here last year. That was some scary shit. lol

Bosemaster42's picture


Thank you, my dog actually knew before I did, I think. She was laying on the floor behind my chair and she popped-up, ears-up and looking at me as if to say 'What the fuck was that?' At first, I thought my mother fell down upstairs. I went to the stairwell and yelled up. She answered me from the kitchen and then I realized what it was when I felt the whole house sway.