DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALE FEST. BUY YOURS TODAY!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Yes, There Was Just a Minor Earthquake in Cleveland

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM

click to enlarge USGS MAP OF TODAY'S EARTHQUAKE ZONE
  • USGS map of today's earthquake zone


No, you're not hallucinating, Dan Chaon. Yes, that was a minor earthquake in Northeast Ohio this morning shortly after 10:50 a.m. that was felt from Lorain out west to Ashtabula in the east. Preliminary reports from the United States Geological Survey put it at about a 4.0 on the magnitude scale, which is to say stronger than some recent earthquakes but still minor, and centered about 4 kilometers north-northwest of Eastlake.

Minor quakes on the North Shore are not an uncommon experience — there have been some 200 over 2.0 magnitude levels recorded since the birth of America — with the eastern most quakes centered around Lake County and some of the more modern quakes being tied to fracking.



If history is any guide, residents will call 911 for no reason but to ask hey, was that really an earthquake?

Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.

Tags: , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2019 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation