February 25, 2002 Earthquake in Mid-Coast Maine

Weston Observatory reports that a small earthquake occurred at 1:06 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, February 25, 2002 in the mid-coast area near Bucksport.

The following parameters have been calculated for the earthquake (this is a preliminary determination):

Preliminary magnitude 2.6
Preliminary location 44.53 degrees North latitude; 68.85 degrees West longitude
Depth (not reported)
This places the epicenter about 4 miles southwest of Bucksport, in the Prospect-Stockton Springs area.

Further Information:

Canadian Seismic Network Hourly plot for 18:00 to 19:00 (UT) on February 25, 2002. The earthquake registered on several instruments between 18:07 and 18:10, although the signal is very small.

February 25, 2002 hourly  plots of seismic activity from the Canadian Seismic Network

February 25, 2002 hourly seismic plot from the Canadian Seismic Network.

The Maine Geological Survey did not receive any felt reports for this event.

Last updated on October 6, 2005