Residents puzzled by recent flurry of earthquakes in Maine

December 14, 2011MAINEThe central coast of Maine was hit by two small earthquakes at nearly the same moment Monday night. The earthquakes, which measured 2.3 and 1.9 on the Richter scale, occurred about a second apart, at 11:41 p.m. The epicenters were about 4 miles apart in an area of Hancock County near Ellsworth and Searsport, according to a preliminary earthquake report released by the United States Geological Survey. More than 25 people have logged on to the USGS website so far to say they felt the quakes. Four reports came from the town of Blue Hill, where one epicenter was located. Ten reports came from the town of Sedgewick, the second epicenter. “I thought a big giant tree had crashed into my house,” said Shari Whelan, a resident of Sedgewick who works as a general manager at the Barncastle Hotel and Restaurant in Blue Hill. Whelan said she was watching television when the house began to shake and she heard a “boom,” that sounded like thunder. The two quakes were the third and fourth recorded in the state in two days. On Sunday afternoon and night, quakes measuring 1.0 and 1.4 on the Richter scale, respectively, were recorded in central Maine about 80 miles away. “This area of Maine does get a lot of earthquakes,” said Justin Starr, a research assistant at the Weston Observatory, the Boston College geophysical observatory. He said he didn’t know why there has been a flurry of activity in the area. -Boston
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6 Responses to Residents puzzled by recent flurry of earthquakes in Maine

  1. Kerrie says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think nature has a thing to do with these earthquakes. Just google “Hancock, County. Maine and fracking.” The government sponsored industry of fracking (started by Dick Cheney’s Haliburton) is causing small earthquakes all over the place, not to mention severe water pollution, air pollution and now seismic activitiy. In all honesty, it’s this type of activity that is going to be our own demise.

    • Bobi becker says:

      I do agree with you 100%. Plus the extraction of oil from the earth has a lot to do with the escalation in earthquakes, volcanic activity and magnetic disturbances. We have in fact destroyed much of the earth and this truly is our own extinction. God, being omnipotent, knew what we humans were going to do – we cannot live in peace with one another let alone the plants and creatures whom were to be cared for by us humans. Humans are destroyers not all humans mind you, but 90 some odd percent are. Greed, and the lust for power have taken a major toll on the earth, and ultimately we are and will pay the price.

      • Kerrie says:

        Wow Bobi, I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve been saying the same thing for years and now I’m in a war with the gas & oil companies here in nw colorado, due to the fracking that has begun. It’s almost as if (as crazy as this sounds) these people are literally from somewhere else (not of this earth) with their complete disconnection, concern or understanding that their actions – leading to man and all the other creatures ‘extinction. They are like parasites, who are programmed to absorb and destroy -everywhere they go. (Remember, it was Dick Cheney’s Haliburton that pioneered fracking & it is Haliburton that has privately backed the 800 “internment camps” scattered all over the US for some mysterious purpose. ) Just google “FEMA active internment camps.”

  2. notsrei says:

    3.5 Earthquake
    2011/12/14 16:56:22
    46.614
    -113.556
    12.2
    22 km ( 13 mi) SE of Clinton, MT

  3. Irene C says:

    Wow, earthquakes in Maine, tremors in New Jersey, earthquake in Virginia earlier this year. I know there is also a fault line that runs through Charlston, South Carolina that happened in 1886. Could this be caused by fracking? Or is all of this activity, and past activity connected, possibly leading up to something major? (Earthquake in NYC anyone?)

    Maranatha

    • Kerrie says:

      Sadly, I too believe this is all man made from fracking. I’ve checked on a number of these odd locations with small earthquakes and they all have fracking wells in the area. Just “google” -fracking and the name of the town. It’s ridiculous. How people can think they can drill thousands of feet, pumping water and chemicals into the earth without an effect, boggles my mind. It’s not nature that is going to kill us, it is ourselves.

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