Maine Earthquake Registers 4.6 on the Richter Scale, .001 on the Winter-In-February Scale

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maine earthquakeAn earthquake striking southern Maine Tuesday evening caused widespread jitters, but no major damage or injuries have been reported. Emergency responders throughout Cumberland and York counties were swamped with hundreds of calls from people wondering what happened to cause the loud booming noise and a subsequent shaking. Cumberland County Regional Communications Center, which handles dispatch for 18 of the 28 towns and cities in Cumberland County, received about 300 emergency calls from 7:12 to 7:28 p.m. just after the Maine earthquake struck, said director Bill Holmes. “I’m very pleased to say none of those included damage or injury to anyone or any property in our community,” Holmes said. (read more at Keep Me Current)

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