Small Earthquake offshore from Mentor Ohio
Origin Time: 10 June, 2010 16:32:22.31 UTC
Magnitude: 2.5 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
Location: 41.76 N 81.43 W
A small earthquake occurred beneath Lake Erie, northwest of Mentor, on June 10, 2010 at 12:32 p.m. The magnitude was 2.5 and a number of people in the Mentor area reported feeling it as a brief jolt preceded by a booming sound. There was no damage reported. A few residents reported a second, and much smaller, shock about 10 minutes after the first one. The second event was too small be clearly recorded at nearby seismic stations. A number of small earthquakes have occurred in this general area in recent years.
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 June. 10, 2010