4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In Ohio


UPDATED: Saturday November 10, 2012 6:04 PM

Central Ohio residents reported feeling a magnitude 4.3 earthquake that originated in Kentucky on Saturday.

According to U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake originated in Whitesburg, Ky., at about 12:10 p.m.

Residents in nearby Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana and Georgia also reported feeling the temblor.

Ohio residents in areas like Logan, Lancaster, Pataskala, Westerville and Circleville reported feeling tremors from the quake about five minutes later.

National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico says employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds. He says the office has gotten numerous calls, but so far no one has reported any serious damage.
           
USGS geophysicist John Bellini says the quake was considered "light" and was not expected to cause major damage.

One Reynoldsburg resident told 10TV News she felt the quake while driving.

"I felt the truck move like there was a strong wind. I'm looking at the trees. They're not budging. That's not normal. But with me being from California, I'm used to that sort of thing. And I don't even think about it," J.D. Sady said.

Some viewers reported the quake was strong enough to knock down items sitting on mantles and hanging on walls.

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