Small earthquake, Marietta,
Washington County, August 31, 2011
Origin Time: 31 August, 2011, 17:36:02.67 UTC
Location: 39.51 North 81.47 West
Magnitude: 3.1 mbLg
Depth: 5 km (fixed)
A second earthquake struck the Marietta, Ohio area at 1:36 p.m. EDT and was widely felt in Marietta and neighboring communities. This event was preceeded by a 3.0 magnitude earthquake in the area at 5:35 a.m. EDT. No damages were reported for either event but many residents described a loud boom and brief shaking. Some residents thought that the afternoon event felt larger than the one in the early morning. The only previous earthquake in the Marietta area was on October 24, 2010.
Individuals who felt this event are encouraged to submit a report or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.