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Ohio: Another Earthquake Rattles Northeast Residents, Also Felt in Western Pennsylvania


Associated Press – “The latest in a series of minor earthquakes in northeast Ohio hit on Saturday, this time reaching a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale.

The tremor sent some stunned residents running for cover as bookshelves shook and pictures and lamps fell from tables.

The quake struck Saturday afternoon in McDonald, outside of Youngstown, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Area residents said a loud boom accompanied the shaking, but sheriff’s dispatchers from several counties in the area said there were no immediate reports of damage.

A few miles from the epicenter, Charles Kihm said he was preparing food in his kitchen when he heard a noise and thought a vehicle had hit his Austintown home.

‘It really shook, and it rumbled, like there was a sound,’ said Mr Kihm, 82.

‘It was loud. It didn’t last long. But it really scared me.’

The area has experienced at least 10 minor quakes in 2011, though Saturday’s temblor was stronger than others, which generally had a magnitude of 2.7 or lower.

This time, some residents reported feeling trembling farther south into Columbiana County and east into western Pennsylvania.” Read more.

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