Small earthquake shakes western Maine

Posted Nov. 19, 2009, at 10:43 a.m.

RUMFORD, Maine — The New England Seismic Network says a small earthquake shook parts of western Maine early Thursday morning.

According to Weston Observatory at Boston College, the earthquake happened at 2 a.m. and had a magnitude of 2.5.

It was centered about 7 miles northwest of downtown Rumford.

Police in Rumford said they didn’t get any calls about the quake from residents.