2 days in a row: Another earthquake detected near Lake County shoreline

Two earthquakes in two days
Two earthquakes in two days(Source: USGS)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 7:56 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - For the second day in a row, a minor earthquake was reported near Eastlake’s Lake Erie Shoreline.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 1.9 magnitude earthquake was detected just before 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s minor incident, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake was reported in the same area at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

A Lake County resident described what she experienced during Tuesday morning’s earthquake.

Residents in Northeast Ohio can submit a “Felt Report” to the U.S.G.S. describing what they experienced during the earthquake.

We spoke with Seismologist Jeffrey Fox about these two earthquake occurrences.

“We’ve increased our Seismic monitoring in that part off the State so we are able to detect a lot more earthquakes in that part of the State even the smaller ones that people don’t generally feel,” Fox added.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Northeast Ohio has a seismic zone with moderately frequent earthquakes. The largest in the area was a magnitude 4.8 reported in 1986.

This story will be updated.

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