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United States Geological Survey reports 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Lake Erie near Willowick

Third quake to hit this week
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Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-29 09:43:23-05

WILLOWICK, Ohio — A 2.0 magnitude earthquake was reported Saturday morning in Lake Erie a little more than half a mile west-northwest of Willowick in Lake Erie, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It happened around 1:23 a.m. at a depth of 4.7 miles.

This is the third earthquake in the area this week. On Thursday, the USGS reported a 2.5 and a 2.1 magnitude earthquake north-northwest of Lakeline.

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Saturday's quake marks the 5th one in Lake County to hit this month.

On Jan. 4, a 2.8 magnitude quake hit about 1.25 miles northwest of Timberlake. The day after, another earthquake measured at 1.9 magnitude was recorded 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.

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

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