Magnitude 2.0 earthquake shakes Waldo, Knox counties

Epicenter of earthquake located two miles northwest of Belfast
By Ben Holbrook | Nov 24, 2012

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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Comments (9)
Posted by: DIANE ROLERSON | Nov 26, 2012 07:52

In north Islesboro, on Friday night, my husband called to me, "Did you hear that?"  I said, "No."  He said he'd just heard a deep, grinding rumble and thought it was an earthquake.  He said to take note of the time (11:25 PM) and check the news the next day. 

Posted by: Jennie Demmons | Nov 25, 2012 13:55

You are FUNNY Mr  William Spear in  Holland, MI.....

Posted by: William Spear | Nov 25, 2012 13:24

Felt nothing here in Holland, Mi.

Posted by: Darlene Ward | Nov 24, 2012 21:51

I heard what sounded like a sonic boom in Belfast.

Posted by: Rita Doughty | Nov 24, 2012 18:26

It was felt here in Knox, as I was sitting here at the kitchen table.Thought something blew up, and immediately my niece Kristen put it on facebook as she felt it in Belfast.

Posted by: Rita Doughty | Nov 24, 2012 18:21

This was felt here in







Posted by: TROY HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL | Nov 24, 2012 18:15

Yes. In Searsmont.

Posted by: Jennie Demmons | Nov 24, 2012 14:47

LOL !!!

Posted by: Peter Rollins | Nov 24, 2012 14:21

I almost woke up. ô¿ô


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