Small earthquake near Marietta, Ohio
Origin Time: 24 October, 2010, 08:12:44.51 UTC
Location: 39.43º N 81.36º W
Magnitude: 2.8 mbLg
Depth: 5 km
A small earthquake occurred at 4:12 a.m. EDT about 5 miles ENE of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. It awakened residents in Marietta and Reno who described a loud boom and brief shaking that rattled glassware in cabinets. Many thought that their furnace had exploded or a car had hit the building. No damages were reported. There has been no previous record of earthquake activity in historic times in the Marietta area. Residents who felt the earthquake are encouraged to submit a report http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/8305/Default.aspx.