CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — A small earthquake was felt in the Greater Portland area Friday night.
Just after midnight, at 12:23 a.m., the USGS says a magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred near Smugglers Cove off Cape Elizabeth.
As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, there were 20 reports submitted to the USGS from those who felt the quake from Cape Elizabeth.
Earthquakes of this magnitude do happen a few times per year in Maine.
Back in May, a magnitude 1.9 earthquake occurred near Tremont. In January, a magnitude 2.7 earthquake occurred in Washington County, followed by two additional small quakes a few weeks later.
If you want to learn more about earthquakes, check out this page on the USGS website.