• Earthquake

    Date: Oct 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Location: Observatory Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Earthquake

    Behavior Observed:

    Northeast Ohio experienced a small earthquake at around 1:25 AM on October 15, 2019. It registered on the seismograph equipment at Observatory Park, as well as a few others around the region (including Lake Erie Bluffs park in Perry, and a USGS seismograph in Chester Township).

    This was a small earthquake, with a magnitude of about 2.6, meaning it’s unlikely to have been felt by most humans in our area. (By comparison, the recent June earthquake below Lake Erie was about 125 times bigger than this earthquake!)
    The Madison/Thompson border has seen several small earthquakes in recent years, including a magnitude 2.0 earthquake on September 9, 2018. The area sits above a known fault in Ohio’s deep bedrock known as the Akron Magnetic Boundary.