A relatively small earthquake with an epicenter in Waldo was reported late Monday, Jan. 17.

According to the United States Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program website, the magnitude 1.4 earthquake occurred at 11:10 p.m. Monday night. Coordinates posted on that site indicate the epicenter of the earthquake was in the southern part of the town of Waldo, just off of Route 7 (West Waldo Road).

The last reported earthquake that was felt in Waldo County was in March 2010, when a magnitude 3.0 quake that had an epicenter in southern Penobscot County was felt by residents in Winterport, Frankfort, Prospect and Stockton Springs, among other communities.

Although the March 2010 quake demonstrated that an earthquake does not have to be centered in Waldo County to be felt here, the last quake with an epicenter in Waldo County — according to a list compiled by the Maine Geological Survey — was Feb. 25, 2002, when a magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported with an epicenter about 4 miles southwest of Bucksport.

Prior to that, a magnitude 1.3 earthquake was reported July 1, 2001, with an epicenter about 2 miles southwest of Bucksport.

For more information about earthquakes, visit the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website at earthquake.usgs.gov.