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2.4-magnitude earthquake reported near Lima in northwest Ohio

According to the United States Geological Survey an earthquake hit overnight in Allen County. It happened at 12:22 a.m. near Fort Shawnee.

If you’re in northwest Ohio and you felt some shaking overnight you likely weren’t imagining things. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake hit overnight in Allen County. It happened on Friday at 12:22 a.m. near Fort Shawnee.

The earthquake struck just 5 km (3.1 miles) northwest of the village.

It was a weak earthquake with a magnitude of 2.4 on the Richter scale.

The video below was captured from ODOT cameras where you can see a slight shake of the camera:

Ohio has reported quite a few earthquakes, with the last one on Jan 15 in Shelby County.

Ohio has reported around 200 earthquakes since 1972 with the largest measuring 5.4 magnitudes a few miles south of Lima in 1937.

The Ohio Seismic Network, with 21 stations located across Ohio, helps record and report earthquake activity.

Below is a photo from the station close to where the earthquake happened early this morning.

Credit: The Ohio Seismic Network

No major damage has been reported as of this report.