Small Earthquake in Sandusky County, Ohio
Origin Time: 14 May, 2010 02:27:02.15 UTC
Magnitude: 2.6 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
Location: 41.396 N 83.30 W
A small earthquake was picked up at seismic stations of the Ohio Seismic Network and the Geological Survey of Canada on May 13, 2010 at 10:27 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (May 14, 02:27 Universal Coordinated Time), east of Gibsonburg, Sandusky County. No felt reports were received and the Gibsonburg Police Department did not receive any phone calls about the event. The magnitude was sufficiently large that individuals should have felt the earthquake but they may have mistaken it for a quarry blast or not realized that it was an earthquake. Earthquakes are uncommon in Sandusky County with only one historic event, a 3.3 magnitude quake in 1975, being 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 June 28, 2010