Small earthquake beneath Lake Erie, offshore from Mentor, OH
Origin Time: 17 October, 2007, 20:04:09:74 UTC
Magnitude: 3.2 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
Location: 41.750 N 81.420 W
A small earthquake occurred beneath Lake Erie about four miles northwest of Mentor-on-the-Lake and was widely felt along the Lake Erie shore area east of Cleveland. The 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:04 p.m. EDT and caused much alarm among residents of Mentor, Willoughby, Eastlake, and other communities and resulted in numerous calls to local law enforcement agencies, news media, and the Lake County Emergency Management Agency. Many described a booming sound and a sharp jolt. There have been several small earthquakes in this general area in recent years. No reports of damage were received.
Last update October 19, 2007