Maine earthquake rattles New England
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.
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#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.
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#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
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