Thursday, October 13, 2005

Maine Earthquake

Maybe it's not strange. But maybe something is making its way up through the crust???

Ha ha ha... I remember being in Wells at a family friend's house for dinner when I was very young, around 8 or 10 years old, and there being an earthquake. Everything was vibrating heavily and plates were rattling, and it seemed we were doomed. It was dark out and very foggy, and my brother and I were convinced it was the dinosaurs coming to take over the earth.


September 25, 2005

Minor earthquake shakes northern Maine
Associated Press

AYERS JUNCTION, Maine - 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.

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