Maine Shaken by Fifth Earthquake in Week Span - NECN
Maine

Maine

The latest news from around the state

Maine Shaken by Fifth Earthquake in Week Span

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Maine Shaken by Fifth Earthquake in Week Span
    AFP/Getty Images

    An earthquake has been recorded in Maine for the fifth time in a week.

    The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The earthquake was centered near Harrison, and multiple people reported shaking.

    Another minor earthquake was recorded in Dresden on Jan. 17. The agency says the 2.6 magnitude quake struck before 7 p.m., and it was followed by two other minor quakes.

    Fairfield was shaken by an earthquake two days after that, a magnitude 1.7.

    No injuries or damage have been reported.

    Earthquakes happen in New England but they're relatively rare.

    A 4.0 magnitude quake in 2012 near Hollis, Maine, was felt as far away as Connecticut, and a 4.2 magnitude quake in 2006 struck Maine's Mount Desert Island, causing boulders to tumble.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android