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SKOWHEGAN -- Reports continued to pour in Friday from residents who said they experienced what appeared to be earthquake tremors at about 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Although state officials said no seismic experience was recorded on any of the instruments in Maine or New England, Somerset County's Emergency Management Director Robert Higgins Sr. said he still aims to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Higgins said the number and validity of reports received Thursday and Friday -- in addition to similar reports last Friday in Solon -- indicate Thursday's event was significant and not just a sonic boom.
"Something was wrong," Higgins said. "What bothers me is that it didn't show up on any of the seismic equipment. Those overseas (jet) flights are up 24,000 to 30,000 feet. That wasn't it. The incidents covered such a large area of such significance, if it didn't show, why didn't it?"
Residents baffled by mystery tremors
Marvinney said he contacted the New England Seismic Network in Massachusetts, which hadn’t picked up on any seismic activity in the area.
"I’m surprised we didn’t pick up anything. There are other kinds of explanations like quarry work and roadwork," he said.
Higgins said he checked with Guilford Industries to see if the company had been doing any quarry work, but was told there hadn’t been any blasting since last fall.
"It’s just unexplainable, I guess," he said