Four minor earthquakes detected in Maine

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, at 2:04 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 12, 2011, at 3:47 p.m.

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Four minor earthquakes were detected in central Maine in recent days.

Justin Starr, a research assistant at Boston College’s Weston Observatory, says a magnitude 1.0 quake was located just south of Millinocket at 4:42 p.m. Sunday, followed by a 1.4 quake about seven hours later.

Two even smaller quakes were detected at 6:15 p.m. Sunday and 12:25 a.m. Monday, but those were too small to register an exact strength or location.

None of them were large enough to be felt by people.