View Full Version : Ishmael - Quake Report Needed

03-31-2010, 06:47 AM
Mag. 3.0 south of Bangor yesterday afternoon.

Did you feel the earth move?


Joe Dupere
03-31-2010, 07:06 AM
Jeepers, that puts it right about on Hoxie Hill Road!! We're about the same distance from all the locations except for except to the west. Didn't feel anything here.

Joe, FFPoP

Keith Wilson
03-31-2010, 07:15 AM
3.0 is barely enough to feel if you're right on top of it.

03-31-2010, 07:18 AM
It was a shallow quake (4.4 km). It was felt in the Bangor area and beyond. It was reported felt as far away as Dover, NH and Swampscott, MA.


03-31-2010, 07:28 AM
The barn was shaking yesterday afternoon but it seemed more like the blasts of wind than the ground below. Who can tell?

03-31-2010, 01:56 PM
I felt it. Not much to it. I thought at the time it was maybe a sonic boom, though those are pretty rare these days, and there wasn't any noise to speak of.

Second quake I've felt in S. central Maine, the first one maybe twenty five years back. Neither amounted to much, and if I hadn't been sitting down both times I might not have even noticed them. Both were over before you could ask, "What the heck was that?"

03-31-2010, 02:30 PM
We had a 3.6 a couple of days ago. Just a jolt and a creak in the roof.

03-31-2010, 03:24 PM
I have been through a few small ones here, one in NY and probably that same one in Maine 25 years ago that you mention (fall of 1983, about 8AM?? IIRC).

There is a hill over in Littleton, MA on an old plate boundary. The Native Americans complained about it rumbling all the time. Well, we still get quakes there. If you are sitting still, I think you can feel the difference in wave energies - P-waves (compressional) show up first, followed by the S-waves (shear) that do more of the damage.