June 23, 2010 Earthquake in Canada, North-northeast of Ottawa

A moderate earthquake occurred near the Ontario-Quebec border, about 35 miles north-northeast of Ottawa, Canada, on June 23, 2010. According to Earthquakes Canada, a division of the Canadian Department of Natural Resources, the magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred at 1:42 p.m. EDT, and was widely felt in the Ottawa-Montreal region. Responses to an online questionnaire hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey showed low intensity shaking was felt across New York state and New England as far east as western Maine. Felt reports were submitted from the following Maine towns:

Alfred, Andover, Anson, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belgrade, Bethel, Biddeford, Brownfield, Brunswick, Buxton, Canaan, East Waterboro, Falmouth, Fort Kent, Freeport, Fryeburg, Gray, Hollis Center, Kennebunk, Leeds, Lewiston, Lisbon, Litchfield, Madison, Mexico, New Gloucester, Newry, North Waterboro, North Yarmouth, Oxford, Peaks Island, Pittsfield, Portland, Randolph, Scarborough, Sebec, Skowhegan, Solon, South Berwick, South Paris, South Portland, Southwest Harbor, Steep Falls, Stetson, Topsham, Van Buren, Waterville, Westbrook, Winthrop, Woolwich, Yarmouth.

Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values reported for Maine were in the range of I to III, classified as "weak".

Last updated on July 7, 2010