Ohio earthquakes list

Last update: April 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm by By

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The list below shows the Ohio earthquakes

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Ohio time = UTC – 5

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Eastern Kentucky Mar 04 12:43 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lesage, West Virginia Jan 23 06:30 2.5 25 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ohio Jan 23 06:30 2.5 26 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ohio Dec 12 06:31 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Kentucky Feb 02 08:09 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Shelbyville, Kentucky Oct 06 02:52 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Kentucky Oct 06 02:52 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Convoy, Ohio Jun 12 22:00 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Sissonville, West Virginia Jun 06 22:15 2.6 29 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lowellville, Ohio Mar 10 15:44 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
  • West Pittsburg, PA - Woke me up, felt a light to moderate shake. No damage
  • EMSC Ohio Mar 10 15:44 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lowellville, Ohio Mar 10 06:26 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lowellville, Ohio Mar 10 06:26 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ohio Mar 10 06:26 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Poland - Haven't checked property yet. Felt very strong-like a fright train came rushing under the through my house!!
  • Meadville, PA - No damage...just felt the 'dizzy' feel and the dishwater and my coffee was 'jiggling'. Thought I was losing my mind!
  • Toledo ohio - At 12:19 on May 2 i felt my house shake and the set i was sitting moved
  • USGS Nelsonville, Ohio Nov 20 17:59 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • The Plains - very loud noise. Reports from Columbus to McArthur.
  • aberdeen - Rattled my dresser a bit, nothing major..but thought I was losing my mind.
  • Nelsonville - Sounded and felt like a truck hit the building.
  • Nelsonville - setting in car in parking lot
  • Lancaster, Ohio - Thought a car hit my house. Shook everything!
  • Logan, Ohio - Shook the whole house, loud boom
  • Athens, Ohio - didn't notice the tremors until someone pointed out the motion. Yes, pc monitor was 'vibrating.' Very mild
  • McArthr - Thought there had been an explosion in our basement. A loud boom and floor shook.
  • Athens, OH - felt it
  • athens - felt like something hit the building and rocked it back and forth a bit
  • Lancaster, OH - Sitting at the computers in the upstairs library when it happened. Felt a shake/shudder. Didn't know what the heck it was at the time.
  • Athens - Was sitting in my living room when I felt the whole house shake and heard a sound similar to that of a sonic boom.
  • Athens - I was on the top floor, (9th), of Bromley Hall on Ohio University campus. I was laying in my lofted bed and I thought one of my roommates had come over and started mildly shaking it. When there was no response I thought it was my imagination and blew it off later to discover it was the earthquake. My other 2 roommates were in the room and did not feel it.
  • Porterville, OH - Felt like our house shifted, sort of like a tilt and then a ripple throughout accompanied by a banging noise. The walls and curtains moved. Crazy.
  • Crooksville - Felt a moderate jolt which shook the house.
  • Amesville - Big boom sound here, too
  • Lancaster - Just a solid shake and it was over, like something hit the house.
  • Jackson - It shook my house and surrounding buildings
  • Carroll, Ohio - Minor vibration while sitting in my chair. Also heard a low rumble like the sound of a truck.
  • Athens - Felt it. Thought it was a wind gust or someone hit the building
  • Nelsonville - Fell off the toilet the house was shaking so bad. Strange.
  • Athens - No damage
  • Athens - We heard a large boom and slight shake in the building. Thought that a car hit our building. Many people in the office called and asked what had happened.
  • Pickerington - Blinds rattled, whole house shook, heard boom
  • Lancaster, OH - I heard a loud boom or crash noise then instantly after the noise my house, the floor under my feet, and the heavy chair I was sitting in shook around quickly. It didn't last long (5 seconds) and it was gone.
  • Athens - not huge, but there
  • Jacksonville - Felt shaking for about 2 seconds. House made a squeaking noise
  • athens - sitting in my dorm room on the second floor and i felt my whole building shake. It felt like a car hit my building. very quick and as soon as it came it left
  • Tuppers Plains - Shook my house. Thought something hit my house.
  • McArthur - Leading rumble with a loud, deep boom. I thought Austin Powder may have gone up.
  • Bartlett - I was laying on the couch and heard a little noise it vibrated me and my house had cracking sounds. That was about it
  • Stewart, Ohio - Teaching in my classroom. Felt a significant bump and then all of the ceiling tiles shifted as the energy wave moved through the room. I ran out into the hall. The other science teacher ran out at the same time. We looked at each other and grinned like little kids. Thumbs up.
  • Somerset - It felt like it was traveling the length of my house which runs almost east to west. And it was loud. I haven't seen any damage, but I bet it could have done some foundation damage to some homes down in Nelsonville.
  • Lancaster - I was sitting in the dining room with my elderly parents and the entire house was rattling
  • Pickerington - Heard a rumble and felt the house "sway." No damage.
  • Logan - I was standing in my livingroom. Heard a lowd boom. Sounded like a deep sounding explosion like the sonic blast when a jet flys over your home.Then I felt a strong shaking of my residence like possibly a vehicle had hit it. But im in the country so I knew that wasn't possible. Then a friend called and told me of the quake. And then I understood what I had just experienced.
  • Jackson, Ohio - I am at work and felt it. I heard a boom and then the building rumbled like a sonic boom.
  • Athens - Felt and sounded as though a truck hit building. Desk moved as well as chair I was sitting in.
  • Minford, OH - while sitting at the computer, felt shaking and items on top of furniture rattled for about 20 sec.
  • Amanda, OH - No damage. School shook.
  • Nelsonville, OH - The smartboard shook, ground shook.
  • Lithopolis, OH - The house shook, felt like someone had closed a door too hard.
  • Athens, Ohio - I was sitting on the couch in my first-floor apartment, and I thought the people living above me had dropped something extremely heavy. I felt the building shake. Nothing was damaged.
  • Athens, Ohio - felt a startling jolt inside our brick house... thought something hit the house or there was an explosion in the basement...
  • galloway ohio - literally felt light an earthquake in the area. surprised it was much further south-east
  • Coalton - Shook my house thought at first was a train
  • athens - I was sitting in my kitchen and felt a brief , light shaking of a few seconds in duration. Nothing fell and no damage. I am originally from the San Francisco area, so I knew what it was. Also, it was mild in comparison to some earthquakes I've experienced in SF!
  • Athens, Oh - I was in a very sturdy lecture hall (Morton). Nothing but an earthquake could shake it, and it did...
  • Dry Ridge KY 41035 - I realized I was feeling a tremor when the shaking went on for maybe 15-20 seconds. The same thing happened here 3-4 years ago. I live 40 miles south of Cincinnati. Have also lived in S. CA so I know when the earth moves!
  • Athens - The chair I was sitting in on the second floor shook for a couple seconds, but there was no damage.
  • Athens, OH 45701 - Quick shaking of the building as if a large truck had gone done the street
  • Pickerington - Very brief shake in the school building. About one second, felt like someone dropped a heavy box near me.
  • Nelsonville Ohio - I felt some shaking in the classroom, teacher was speaking and the projector was shaking in the air making the smartboard move. AT TRI-COUNTY CAREER CENTER
  • Columbus - Shook my bed and rattled windows for about 4 seconds very lightly.
  • Pickerington - I felt my entire house move, like something huge had collided with my home.
  • Athens - Scared the heck out of me.
  • Glouster - heard boom, then some shaking for about 4 seconds. they seriously want to frack around here?? they must be crazy.
  • Junction City - No knowledge of any damage. Felt slight movement and heard what sounded like a sonic boom.
  • Boyce, VA - I didn't feel it. The Kentucky account is BS. LOL! "...15 to 20 seconds." Stop it right now. You sound like my "Big Fish" mother.
  • EMSC Ohio Nov 20 17:59 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It
  • White Plains, NY - To be honest, I do not remember what time it was but it was in the afternooon and I heard (not felt) what sounded like two very distinct booming noises. One was very low and then a very short time later another louder boom. The person next to me said what the heck was that and we thought there were two cars that had collided but there was no accident in front of our building and it was not a noise we normally heard around here but it was noteworthy that we both heard it. Maybe? Maybe not?
  • USGS Glenville, West Virginia Aug 16 11:02 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS West Virginia Jul 20 11:38 2.7 21 MAP I Felt It
    USGS West Virginia Jul 20 11:38 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lake Erie, Ohio Jul 01 07:48 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lorain - I was at work in a construction trailer. I felt a rumbling. I thought it was large machinery being moved at the plant next door but didn't see anything. It was odd but not frightening. I think it's cool that I felt it and now I find out it was an earthquake.
  • Mentor - it was strong enough to wake me up
  • Painesville - woke up
  • Mentor, oh - 3 to 5 seconds of shaking at 3:50am on 7/1/13
  • Painesville Twp, OH - felt enough to interupt my AM workout
  • Concord, OH - Felt one big thud at 3:48am. Heard my walls shake along with the thud. Also, believe I heard a slight rumble coming from the north just prior to the thud I felt.
  • Sandusky - I thought the world was coming to an end
  • Mentor Headlands - I felt it. My shelves shook things on my shelves and the windows rattles. It lasted no more than 5 seconds.
  • Painesville - Very loud, low rumbling, followed by the walls and doors inside my house shaking strongly.
  • Fairport Harbor - Thought there was an explosion outside, felt a big boom.
  • Mentor - My bed shook enough for it to wake me up.
  • Mentor, Ohio - Just got out of bed, getting ready for work and heard the rumble-like thunder. The house creaked and that's it. I first thought it was thunder, checked the radar, no storms around. Figured it was a quake!
  • Mentor OH - We live in North Mentor on Lakeshore Blvd with the 800 Acre Marsh preserve behind the houses across the street. We live really near Grand River and also not far from Fairport Harbor. At about 3:00 AM I felt a noise and the front screen door popped and the house creaked and I thought we had an intruder....Then at around 7:00 AM I heard another noise and a loud thump resonated in the house and I guess that was the one you have recorded. However, I believe that there were two.... You should check
  • Norwalk, Ohio - I was in the shower and felt off balance for a few seconds. My razor was lying upside down on the shelf and pivoting back and forth. I kept looking at it and finally concluded it must have been from vibration of CD player next to it. Interesting to watch the razor move.
  • USGS West Virginia Mar 31 14:01 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Newport News, VA - At work, watching some computer screens. The one's on the top moved back and forth. Lasted about 5 to 10 seconds. Then went down stairs to check equipment that was running.
  • USGS Ohio Mar 27 09:10 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United States Mar 08 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United States Mar 02 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United States Sep 20 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United States Sep 30 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United States Nov 05 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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