4.0-magnitude earthquake hits northeast Ohio, USGS confirms

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CLEVELAND — Federal geologists say an earthquake with an estimated magnitude 4 has been detected just northeast of Cleveland in Lake Erie.

The 10:50 a.m. earthquake was placed some 2.5 miles north/northwest of Eastlake, a city of nearly 20,000 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey is collecting responses from people who felt the tremors. A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause moderate damage.


Rumblings were felt in portions of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit, Ashtabula, Portage, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties.

There is no damage reported in the immediate vicinity of the earthquake epicenter in Eastlake, WOIO reported. Multiple police agencies reported being overwhelmed with 911 calls asking what the shaking was.




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