Small Earthquake Beneath Lake Erie, Ohio
Origin Time: January 6, 2006, 03:02:02.69 UTC
Location: 41. 77º N -81.45º W
Magnitude: 2.6 mbLg
Depth: 5.0 km (fixed)
A small earthquake was felt by residents of Mentor-on-the-Lake and other nearby Lake County communities at 10:02 p.m. EST on January 5, 2006. The computed epicenter was beneath Lake Erie directly north of Eastlake and west of Mentor-on-the-Lake. A 2.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in this general area on September 22, 1999. Residents reported a booming sound or rumbling and a mild vibration. No damage was reported. Individuals who felt this earthquake are encouraged to fill out a short form at http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/8305/Default.aspx.