Small Earthquake Felt In Northeast Ohio

Monday, March 12th 2007, 8:44 pm
By: News On 6

TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) _ A rare northeast Ohio earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6, was felt near the epicenter but caused no major damage.

The quake was recorded at 7:18 p.m. outside Twinsburg, which is about 16 miles southeast of Cleveland. Most reports from people who felt the quake came from Twinsburg and nearby Stow and Aurora, said Michael Hansen, coordinator of the Ohio Seismic Network.

``This isn't an area where we commonly have earthquakes,'' he said.

Other than a television knocked off its stand, there were no reports of damage.

Ohio's largest recorded earthquake registered 5.4 in 1937 in Shelby County, a rural area between Toledo and Dayton