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09-25-2005, 12:46 PM
Updated: 02:21 PM EDT
Minor Earthquake Shakes Northern Maine

AYERS, Maine (Sept. 25) - A minor earthquake shook a small region in northern Maine, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The preliminary epicenter of the quake Saturday night was about three miles from Ayers Junction, said John Ebel, director of the Weston Observatory and a professor of geophysics at Boston College.

The quake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale. A quake of 4.0 magnitude can do moderate damage.

"That's too small to be damaging, although it was probably a good rumble and probably woke some people up near the epicenter," Ebel said.

The quake likely was felt about 20 to 30 miles from the epicenter, Ebel said.

09/25/05 08:22 EDT

09-25-2005, 02:20 PM
Does anyone know off hand if there are any major fault lines that run through there? :confused:

09-26-2005, 12:23 AM
I don't know about Maine, but I know there is a minor one that runs through Texas.

09-26-2005, 08:26 AM
And why should they not? Some of my best friends are Mainers.