Maine earthquake rattles New England

Oct 16, 2012 Full story: WLOX-TV Biloxi

An earthquake that hit southern Maine Tuesday night rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut, including the Boston area, but caused no injuries or apparent damage.

Full Story
Recent natural disasters

Kathmandu, Nepal

#1 Oct 16, 2012
Moderate earthquakes are extremely rare for this region. Reports have shown that moderate earthquake takes place in New England once every few decades.
The strongest earthquake recorded in Maine occurred in 1904 (M 5.9) in the Eastport area, near the state's eastern border with Canada.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#2 Oct 17, 2012
NEIC reported this as a small thrust quake via the moment tendor with vector direction as ~50 deg NE-SW ie. N.Mid Atlantic Rift-Sierra Madre-Baja Mexico.

Also downed the magnitude to 4.0 and depth ~6Km in the rubble pile at the top of the crust.

May be response to compression versus sierra madre range but may also as a result of the shallow depth be a response to isostatic uplift of Baffin region Canada.

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Geology Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
USGS reports 2.3 magnitude earthquake near Hiaw... 23 min quarry 1
Chilean Volcano Goes Quiet After Overnight Erup... 14 hr active 1
Geologic guidebook commemorates 50th anniversar... 18 hr 4 years ago 1
Fireworks at Chile's Villarica Volcano Light Up... 20 hr most active 1
URGENT - Japan Earthquake Feb 16 minor tsunami 1
6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Feb 16 BIG 1 was 4yrs ago 1
6.8 earthquake hits off Japanese coast Feb 16 600 kms n of Tokyo 1
More from around the web