Magnitude 2.0 earthquake shakes Waldo, Knox countiesEpicenter of earthquake located two miles northwest of Belfast
A magnitude 2.0 earthquake located about two miles northwest of Belfast hit the area shortly before midnight Friday, Nov. 23.
The United State Geological Survey reported that the quake occurred at about 11:25 p.m. Friday evening. According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.0 quake causes weak shaking and no damage.
A dispatcher at the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said the department received several calls from residents asking what had happened, but no one reported any damage.
The quake could be felt in Belfast, Brooks, Camden, Freedom, Liberty, Lincolnville and Union, according to the USGS.
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