2.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Lake County

Timberlake sits in the Northwest corner of Lake County. [United States Geological Survey]
Timberlake sits in the Northwest corner of Lake County. [United States Geological Survey]

Ohioans east of Cleveland may have felt the ground move a bit Tuesday morning. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) determined a 2.8 magnitude (M) earthquake took place about 3 kilometers Northwest of Timberlake, a village in Lake County at 8:20 a.m.

According to the USGS, tens of thousands of earthquakes of this magnitude occur in the world each year. An M 2.8 earthquake won’t be felt by many people, although some Ohioans tweeted about feeling the tremor.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 14 earthquakes or tremors took place in Ohio between Jan. 15 and Aug. 31, 2021 – the strongest being a M 2.5 earthquake in Allen County last February.

A larger earthquake, a M 4.0, occurred in Eastlake, another Lake County community, in 2019.

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