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Two earthquakes shake Maine Sunday night

Minor earthquakes occurred at 5:44 p.m. and 6:01 p.m. in the Sabbatus area.

SABATTUS, Maine — Two earthquakes were reported in the Sabbatus area Sunday evening.

The first occurred at 5:44 p.m.

The earthquake registered as a magnitude 2.2, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A magnitude of 2.2 is considered a minor earthquake, not enough for damage, but enough to be felt or heard.

The depth of this quake was just over 3 miles deep. This is shallow for an earthquake.It is also the reason many people felt it, despite it being a minor quake.

Multiple reports came into NEWS CENTER Maine via social media around 5:50 p.m. off a possible earthquake in Lewiston and the surrounding towns.

A second earthquake was reported by viewers around 6:01 p.m., and later confirmed by the USGS.

Meteorologist Ryan Breton was able to locate the earthquake on the seismograph at Colby College, as seen below.

Credit: NCM

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