Posted by: Christopher Maloney, Naturopathic Doctor | October 17, 2012

Earthquakes in Maine: Where Is The Fault Line?

English: Quake epicenters. Română: Epicentre a...

English: Quake epicenters. Română: Epicentre ale cutremurelor produse în intervalul de ani 1963–1998. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whether you felt it or not, Maine just had a major earthquake.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/last_event/states/states_maine.php

According to the Maine.gov site, our earthquakes do not occur on the fault line.

http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/hazards/quake/quake-faq.htm#q4

They back this up with a fairly dramatic map showing all the earthquakes that have occurred in Maine.

http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/hazards/quake/quake-2.htm

If you felt a quake and nobody else did, maybe you felt a cryseism.  A frost quake.

http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/hazards/quake/quake-cryoseism.htm

Then they describe a number of events that may have been frost quakes.

http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/hazards/quake/quake-cryolist.htm

If you’re determined, here’s a map of Maine’s fault lines from Colby (warning: you won’t like it because there are lots).

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=atlas_docs&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dmaine%2520fault%2520line%2520mape%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CCYQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdigitalcommons.colby.edu%252Fcgi%252Fviewcontent.cgi%253Farticle%253D1020%2526context%253Datlas_docs%26ei%3DcjR-UO-HDKHl0gHYwIGYDg%26usg%3DAFQjCNEgPlzYzs3jxdxf8KX9vbw0tcAS5w#search=%22maine%20fault%20line%20mape%22

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