Earthquake Reported this Morning in New Hampshire; and Startling Facts about Earthquakes this year in Maine
Seems to me, as of late, there has been a lot of shakin' goin' on; meaning, the earth in New Hampshire and Maine has been shaking. Could this mean a big quake is on the way? Batten down the hatches ya'll! This morning, around 9:18am, there was a minor earthquake in Contoocook, New Hampshire, near Concord. Experts say it was a 2.9 in magnitude, and people in Concord, NH felt it!
In Maine, it has been reported that there have been several tiny earthquakes that have been happening since February 1st, 2016. The U.S. Geological Survey says nearly a dozen earthquakes near the Maine-Canadian border, and they are centered near McAdam, New Brunswick. In fact, One of the earthquakes was a magnitude 3.3. That one was measured 6 miles northeast of Eastport on Feb. 2. A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded February 11th near Rangeley. Experts say there is no need to panic, that the small quakes are harmless. It's just the earth moving.
Recently, the largest earthquake occurred near Hollis in October 2012. The 4.0 magnitude earthquake was felt several hundreds of miles away.
The largest quake ever in Maine, a magnitude 5.1, occurred in 1904 near Eastport.