EASTPORT — Folks who awakened to a rumble or boom weren’t hearing things in eastern Maine.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a Magnitude 3.3 earthquake was recorded Tuesday morning about nine miles northeast of Eastport, Maine.

Some people reported hearing a boom, while others heard a rumble.

Bonita Jones of Pembroke said she thought someone hit her house with a box truck. She said her husband, who was unloading a barge off Eastport, called to check on her and reported that the barge was rocking in the water after the earthquake.

Such earthquakes aren’t unusual in Maine.

The largest earthquake in 40 years registered in Maine occurred back in 2012, clocking in at 4.0 magnitude with the epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center. The largest earthquake recorded in Maine, with a recorded magnitude of 5.1, happened in 1904.

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