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Two small earthquakes hit central coast

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The central coast of Maine was hit by two small earthquakes Monday night. The earthquakes, which measured 2.3 and 1.9 on the Richter scale, occurred about a second apart at 11:41 p.m. The epicenters were about 4 miles apart in Hancock County near Ellsworth and Searsport, said the US Geological Survey.

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