A. Kelley speaks with WLBZ about Eastport earthquake

Alice Kelley, Assistant Research Professor in the Climate Change Institute and an instructor in the School of Earth and Climate Studies at the University of Maine, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) about a magnitude 3.3 earthquake that hit off the coast of Eastport. Kelley said it’s unusual to see seismic activity in the area. “For people who experience earthquakes frequently, this is actually rather small,” she said. “China rattles, things 05 fall off a shelf. The most active part of the North American plate that’s closest to us is in the mid-Atlantic so earthquakes here are very rare.” The UMaine seismometer didn’t detect any aftershocks, according to the report.