CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released a statement saying that the earthquake felt in Northeast Ohio Monday had a magnitude of 4.2 and took place about 1/2 mile off the coast of Eastlake.
The statement continues:
“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.
There are no reports of any damage or injuries.
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FOX 8 reached out to FirstEnergy to see if they had to take any action at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.
According to FirstEnergy, nothing abnormal happened at the plant.
Plant workers conducted a comprehensive inspection of the plant, both inside and outside, according to a spokesperson.
They report no damage. They also say no seismic activity was noted on their equipment.