Small Earthquake in Wickliffe, Lake County Ohio
Origin Time: 4 February 2010, 17:44:21.3 UTC
Magnitude: 2.1 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
Location: 41.62 N -81.46 W
A small earthquake occurred beneath Wickliffe on February 4, 2010 at 12:44 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Ohio Seismic Network calculated the magnitude at 2.1 mbLg, which is near the lower threshold of being felt. Two residents of Wickliffe reported a booming sound and shaking of the house and indicated that several neighbors experienced similar phenomena. These residents were within the error ellipse of the computed epicenter. No damages were reported.
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 Feb. 18, 2010