Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 1.5 mi northwest of Winterport, Waldo County, Maine, USA, on 2020-04-11 05:36:12 -05:00 -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 1.5 mi northwest of Winterport, Waldo County, Maine, USA, on 2020-04-11 05:36:12 -05:00

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Apr 07:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 hours.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2020 10:36:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-11 05:36:12 -05:00
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 10.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.656°N / 68.8635°W (Waldo County, Maine, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (2 mi) NW of Winterport (pop: 1,340) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Bangor (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Belfast (pop: 6,680) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Orono (pop: 9,470) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Ellsworth (pop: 7,860) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) ENE of Waterville (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Augusta (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Augusta (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NE of Portland (pop: 66,900) --> See nearby quakes!
932 km (579 mi) NE of Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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M 2.110.4 km2km NW of Winterport, Maine (USA)USGS

User reports for this quake (28)

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Landing lane (4.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Awoke to shake/ sound. Thought pile of snow fell onto deck shaking house. Dog barking. Son awoke and said he thought heavy footsteps stomping on deck. Confirmed with neighbor/ Facebook
Winterport (2.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud boom and house shook
Hampden maine (6.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt bed move heard some muffled boom type sound
Hampden, ME / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It woke me up from my sleep, and my mother felt it too. We thought it was the house settling, but turns out it was an earthquake.
71 Main Street Winterport / not felt : I didn’t feel it but heard it. I was laying in bed awake and my cat had had jumped up and gone to sleep. I heard a loud explosion and the cat woke suddenly and got up. The noise lasted a few seconds and was on the Hampden side of my house.
Clark Rd Winterport / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud boom and entire house shook briefly. Felt/sounded like nearby explosion. Very similar to the earthquake a few years ago centered in Monroe
Winterport / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I own a assisted living home and I was sitting at my computer and it felt like my house shook i ran and checked on all 6 of my residents to see if they were all right. Then someone said it was probably snow I said well then it was some old HEAVY SNOW
19 souder Station Winterport / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt a rumble and then a very loud explosion. I thought the propane running our generator blew up. It woke my coworker and she thought a big tree fell on the house.
Stream Rd Winterport / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard it more than get it. Didn’t realize what it was until a friend made a comment on Facebook about it
Winterport / Weak shaking (MMI III) : More of a Boom than a shake. Whiskey bottles rattled together on the fridge. Thought a tree limb hit the house
12 Clark Falls Rd Orrington, ME 04474 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Winterport / Weak shaking (MMI III)
158 Coles Corner Road Winterport / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Thought may have been an explosion nearby. Never experienced an earthquake before.
993 Main Rd North, Winterport, Maine / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard a boom and felt fibrations in my home
Rob clark st Winterport / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Loud bang and shake. Thought my furnace was exploding
Perry drive winterport me / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Winterport / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Winterport / not felt : It was just a very loud boom, like an explosion. No shaking.
279 s main st Winterport / not felt : I heard a loud bang at our business. I thought someone hit the building.
Hampden Maine / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Winterport maine / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Clark Rd, Winterport, ME / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Monroe Road Winterport, ME / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud boom and house shook
WINTERPORT / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Winterport / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Outside felt weak shake in legs.
Prospect, Maine / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Prospect, Maine / Weak shaking (MMI III)
10 Hackett Rd Winterport me / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in bed and heard a boom. Felt the house shake just for a few seconds.
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