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Lake County hit with second earthquake in less than a week

1.7 magnitude quake recorded near Willowick
Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 17:53:51-05

WILLOWICK, Ohio — Lake County had their second earthquake in less than a week on Tuesday.

A small 1.7 magnitude earthquake happened offshore in Lake Erie near Willowick around 12:30 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.

On Saturday, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake happened offshore in Lake Erie, but was felt by residents in Eastlake and Willoughby.

RELATED: United States Geological Survey confirms 2.6 magnitude earthquake felt in Lake County

In June, USGS reported a 4.0 earthquake was centered in Lake Erie, just north of Eastlake. Another 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Lake County in October.

Residents most likely didn't feel this earthquake because of how small it was.

"Seismic activity of 2.5 and above can generally be felt," ODNR Public Information Officer David Roorbach previously told News 5. "This is a known epicenter of natural earthquakes, due to the geologic history of the area. Seismologists from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor the seismic activity."