• Earthquake

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Location: Observatory Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Earthquake

    Behavior Observed:

    At 11:29 AM Ohio time, a powerful earthquake struck below Mexico’s Oaxaca province. The area sits near the boundary between the North American and Cocos plates, and has a long history of major earthquakes.

    Today’s earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4, which makes it more than 250 times bigger than the 1986 Lake Erie earthquake.

    Even though Geauga County is more than 1,970 miles away from today’s earthquake, an earthquake that size still registered on local seismographs.

    (The earthquake-sensing equipment at Observatory Park moved only a fraction of a millimeter, but that’s from an earthquake on the other side of our continent!)

    The earthquake was also detected by seismographs at Lake Erie Bluffs park in Perry, and in Trumbull County’s Farmdale.