A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported 20 miles outside Cleveland

Cleveland ROCKS, literally. The Ohio Department of Transportation released a video just an hour after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Northeast Ohio. The earthquake was confirmed in Lake Erie about 2.5 miles north of Eastlake at 10:50 a.m. The pole mounted cameras shook violently, but only for a few seconds.

“A series of aftershocks have followed, ranging in magnitude from 2.1 to 2.5. Seismic activity of 2.5 and above can generally be felt. This is a known epicenter of earthquakes, due to the geologic history of the area. Seismologists from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor the seismic activity.”

Residents who felt the earthquake are asked to report that by clicking here.  Audio of the earthquake was captured by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.


Reports from people around Northeast Ohio, including Lake County, Euclid, and Mentor reported they felt a building shake.


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