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USGS confirms 2.6 earthquake happened in Madison, in Lake County

Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 12:22:45-04

MADISON, Ohio — The United States Geological Survey confirmed a 2.6 earthquake occurred at about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday morning in Madison, located in Lake County.

According to the USGS Community Internet Intensity Map, the earthquake is considered weak on the scale of intensity and damage.

The exact location of the earthquake is believed to have happened in south Madison, near Chardon-Madison Road.

In June, USGS reported a 4.0 earthquake was centered in Lake Erie, just north of Eastlake.

"Seismic activity of 2.5 and above can generally be felt," stated ODNR Public Information Officer David Roorbach. "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."

RELATED: USGS reports 4.0-magnitude earthquake outside of Cleveland in Lake Erie, just north of Eastlake