Have there ever been deaths or injuries from Ohio earthquakes?
It is fortunate that no one has died from injuries from an Ohio earthquake. Minor injuries were reported from the 1986 Chardon earthquake in northeastern Ohio. These consisted primarily of minor cuts and scrapes from falling ceiling tiles. It is perhaps amazing that no deaths or serious injuries were reported for the 1937 earthquakes that struck Anna, in western Ohio. Nearly every chimney in town was damaged and many chimneys toppled, some crashing through roofs into rooms below. Anyone unfortunate enough to have been struck by falling bricks would certainly have suffered severe consequences. Falling objects pose the greatest threat to people during moderate-to-strong earthquakes.
Last update July 20, 2005