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

Posted at 11:01 AM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 11:01:11-05

CLEVELAND — Residents in Northeast Ohio who felt a rumble and shake aren’t going crazy, we promise. A small 2.6 magnitude earthquake shook the city of Eastlake Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake’s epicenter was offshore in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles north of Eastlake.

Residents of Eastlake and Willoughby have reported feeling the earthquake.

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.

"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."

The earthquake was small, so significant damage, or any damage at all for that matter, isn't likely.

Anyone who felt the earthquake can report it to the USGS here.

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