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United States Geological Survey reports 2.4 magnitude earthquake in Lake Erie, 7th quake this year

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 05, 2022

TIMBERLAKE, Ohio — A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was reported Friday afternoon in Lake Erie about 3 miles northwest of Timberlake in Lake Erie, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It happened around 2:14 p.m. at a depth of around 4 miles.

Friday's quake marks the 7th one this year in Lake Erie, according to the USGS.

Here's a list of each quake this year:

Feb. 4 — 2.4 magnitude quake northwest of Timberlake
Feb. 1 — 1.6. magnitude quake northwest of Timberlake
Jan. 29 — 2.0 magnitude quake west northwest of Willowick
Jan. 27 — 2.5 magnitude quake north northwest of Lakeline
Jan. 27 — 2.1 magnitude quake northwest of Lakeline
Jan. 5 — 1.9 magnitude quake north of Timberlake
Jan. 4 — 2.8 magnitude quake northwest of Timberlake.

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Lake County is no stranger to earthquakes.

"Seismic activity of 2.5 and above can generally be felt," Ohio Department of Natural Resources 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."

CLICK HERE to view an interactive map of quake locations from the USGS.

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

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