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Officials: Small Quake Shakes 17 Miles From Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-2.4 earthquake has been measured 17 miles off Bar Harbor.

Officials say they've only heard from one person in Scituate, Massachusetts, who claimed to feel the earthquake at 5:20 p.m. Sunday.

Officials say the quake was the strongest recorded in Maine since a magnitude-2.5 quake near Jay in May. Two minor earthquakes were recorded on the New Hampshire-Maine border near Grafton Notch in March.

The last significant earthquake in Maine happened on Oct. 2, 2006, about 45 miles southeast of Bangor. The largest earthquake recorded in Maine, with a recorded magnitude of 5.1, happened in 1904.