A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was registered at 6:46 p.m Wednesday at a point southeast of Richmond, Maine.

Richmond police Chief Scott MacMaster said his department’s 911 telephone line was inundated with calls from people who were expressing concern about the noise, particularly because a natural gas pipeline runs through Richmond.

MacMaster said police were able to pull up information on the USGS website that indicated the location of the earthquake was 2 to 4 miles southeast of Richmond.

Comments on social media indicate it was felt as far away as Tospham, but also in West Gardiner and Dresden.

“Nobody has reported damage,” MacMaster said, “they were just concerned what the rumble and boom was.”

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