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Magnitude-2.6 Earthquake Rattles Maine Residents

The quake was reported Wednesday night

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    Magnitude-2.6 Earthquake Rattles Maine Residents

    A series of small earthquakes rattled residents of Maine Wednesday night.

    The first earthquake struck around 6:47 PM, according to the United States Geological Survey, and registered as a magnitude 2.6

    Its epicenter was located near Richmond, Maine, in Sagadahoc County. That’s roughly between Augusta and Portland.

    Residents told our meteorologist Michael Page that they felt it in towns like Bowdoin and Wiscasset, with other reports of light shaking coming from as far south as Falmouth and as far north as Hallowell.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    About an hour after the first quake, which some people thought was a loud plow passing by their home, the USGS reports two other small quakes also hit near Richmond.

    Those were rated magnitude 1.9 & 1.8 respectively.

    Small earthquakes like this do happen occasionally in New England, but widespread damage is rare.

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