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January 17, 2000 Earthquake in Western Maine
Weston Observatory reports that an earthquake occurred at 3:16:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 17, 2000, in the Rumford area, Maine. It was felt in Oxford and Franklin Counties.
The following parameters have been calculated for the earthquake:
A press release from the Reuters news service reported the earthquake, citing information sources at the U.S. Geological Survey.
A map showing this event was posted as a "News Flash" on the New England Seismic Network web site of MIT. The preliminary location was given as 3 miles north of Dixfield, close to the final location calculated by Weston Observatory.
Published News Reports:
News report available through Bangor Daily News:
Nuttli, Otto W., 1973: "The Mississippi Valley Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812; Intensities, Ground Motion, and Magnitudes," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 63, No.1, p. 227-248.
Last updated on April 27, 2012
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