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The Great NorthEast ShakeOut is a multi-state earthquake drill spanning nine states of the northeast United States. Earthquake information for Maine is below.

Maine Emergency Management Division Logo

State ShakeOut Organizer
Maine Emergency Management Agency
Maine Prepares Website:

Regional ShakeOut Coordinators
Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC)
Ed Fratto, Executive Director, (781) 224-9876
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region I
Paul Morey, Hurricane & Earthquake Program Manager, (617) 956-7628


people are currently registered to participate in this year's Great NorthEast ShakeOut.

are from Maine

Number of Maine registrants in each category

View names of registrants:


Earthquake Information for Maine
United States Geological Survey

Recent Earthquakes in the Northeast
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Maine Earthquake History
United States Geological Survey

Earthquake Information for the Northeast
Northeast States Emergency Consortium

Earthquakes In and Near the Northeastern United States, 1638-1998
United States Geological Survey

Cape Ann earthquake of 1755
United States Geological Survey

Why Does the Earth Quake in New England?
Weston Observatory, Boston College

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The Great NorthEast ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!