2.5 Magnitude Earthquake Off of Beals Maine on Tuesday, March 1
Chances are you didn't feel it, but there was a 2.5 magnitude earthquake 28 km South-Southwest of Beals, Maine on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:22 p.m.
This makes the 5th earthquake that Maine has experienced in 2022, with the last one on February 12. Earthquakes in 2022 included:
- February 12 - 2.4 magnitude 7 km Northwest of Ludlow, Maine
- February 2 - 1.5 magnitude 2 km ENE of Lewiston, Maine
- January 17 - 2.0 magnitude 1 km ESE of Springvale, Maine
- January 15 - 1.4 2 km WNW of Stockholm, Maine
Maine experienced 20 small earthquakes in 2021, with the biggest happening some 2.5 miles to the east of Centerville on January 17. That one was registered at 2.9 magnitude.
One of the bigger earthquakes in Maine happened in 2006 just east of Mount Desert Island in the Gulf of Maine. That one registered at 4.2 and its explosive sound was heard throughout Hancock County.
According to an article in the Bangor Daily News the biggest earthquake to ever happen in our state took place in Eastport in 1904, and it was measured at 5.0 on the scale, collapsing chimneys as far away as Montreal, Quebec.
Here's a list of the earthquakes that occurred in Maine in 2021