Small earthquake Thursday morning once again rattles the ground under Lake County

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A small earthquake struck Thursday morning under Lake Erie off Lake County
A small earthquake struck Thursday morning under Lake Erie off Lake County

Northeast Ohio residents largely slept through another small earthquake that hit early Thursday morning in a part of the state that is prone to earthquakes.

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit just before 4 a.m. off the shore of Lake County under Lake Erie, according to the Ohio Seismic Network, a part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The quake was about a kilometer under Lake Erie.

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported the event as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake.

Thursday's earthquake follows other incidents in the area this year, including a 1.7 magnitude quake on Jan. 18 near Lake County, according to Ohio Seismic Network data. The network maintains 21 monitoring stations around Ohio, including a station in Lake County.

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A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the Lake County area on Jan. 4, a magnitude 2.0 earthquake on Jan. 5, and a magnitude 1.5 earthquake in Ashtabula County on Jan. 6. There was also a magnitude 1.0 earthquake Jan. 17 in Trumbull County.

These most recent earthquakes are likely aftershocks of a magnitude 4 earthquake that struck the Lake County area in 2019, experts have said.

People generally do not feel an earthquake unless they are above 2.5 magnitude.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Small earthquake rattles ground Thursday under Lake County

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