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.