May 11, 2002 Earthquake in Central Maine

The Canadian Seismic Network reports that a small earthquake occurred at 4:51:55 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, May 11, 2002 northwest of Bangor in central Maine.

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

Preliminary magnitude 2.5 MN
Preliminary location 44.93 deg. North latitude, 69.08 deg. West longitude
Depth shallow (approx. 5 km)
This places the epicenter about 7 miles west of the town of Kenduskeag.

Further Information:

This event is barely perceptible on the Canadian Seismic Network Hourly plot for 20:00 to 21:00 (UT) on May 11, 2002. Stations LMN (in eastern New Brunswick), LMQ (on the St. Lawrence River west of Fort Kent), MNT (Montreal), and WBO (in eastern Ontario) show small signals between 20:52 and 20:54 UT.

May 11, 2002 Central Maine earthquake hourly seismic plot from the Canadian Seismic Network

May 11, 2002 hourly seismic plot from the Canadian Seismic Network.

The Maine Geological Survey did not receive any reports of people feeling this earthquake.

Last updated on April 27, 2012