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Small earthquake shakes area near Waterville, Maine

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A small earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 shook the ground in Maine at 6:14 a.m. Friday. The quake was located 6 miles north of Augusta, the United States Geological Survey said. No damage was reported. Forty-three residents of the city of Waterville, 11 miles from the earthquake, reported to the USGS that they felt the ground shake. Twenty-two similar reports came in from Augusta, 21 from Oakland, and 12 from Vassalboro. A dispatcher from the Waterville Fire Department said a few men on duty felt the earthquake.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson
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