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Second earthquake hits in Lake County Thursday; fourth quake in January

USGS Earthquake Map 1-27-22
Posted at 10:18 AM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 14:39:59-05

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The United States Geological Survey confirmed a second earthquake happened in Lake County Thursday.

The second earthquake, with a 2.5 magnitude, happened approximately 1.2 miles North Northwest of Lakeline, which was the same area where the first earthquake occurred Thursday morning.

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake was about 3 miles under Lake Erie.

The first earthquake Thursday measured at 2.1 magnitudes and happened about 1.86 miles northwest of Lakeline. The USGS said the earthquake was about 1.1 miles under Lake Erie.

This is the fourth earthquake to hit Lake County in January.

The earthquake that occurred Jan. 4 measured at a 2.8 magnitude and was located about 1.25 miles northwest of Timberlake.

The day after, another earthquake measured at 1.9 magnitude was recorded at 5:25 a.m., about 3 miles north of Timberlake, the USGS confirmed.

Lake County is no stranger to the occasional earthquake. In December 2019, News 5 reported two earthquakes that happened in a matter of a week offshore in Lake Erie.

One of the earthquakes recorded in December 2019 measured 2.6, a scale of seismic activity that can generally be felt by residents in the area.

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