Small earthquake in Gallia County Southern Ohio
Origin Time: 24 April, 2009, 13:42:46.03 UTC
Magnitude: 3.3 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
Location: 38.810 N 82.270 W
A small earthquake occurred about six miles WNW of Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, at 9:42 a.m. EDT. The earthquake was felt over a several county area, including parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. There were no damage reports, which is consistent with an earthquake of this magnitude. Southern Ohio has had infrequent earthquakes. There was a 3.0-magnitude event on February 16, 1975 near the location of the April 24th earthquake.
Individuals who felt this event are encouraged to submit a report to the U.S. Geological Survey's Did You Feel It Website (http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/8305/Default.aspx). These reports help to determine the extent of the felt area of a particular earthquake.
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Last update Apr 24, 2009