3.5 Quake Hits Ohio: Residents Shocked as Earthquake Felt Across Southeastern Ohio (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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By Jessica Rodriguez , Christian Post Contributor
November 21, 2013|12:14 pm

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake has hit Ohio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday.

The quake in southeastern Ohio was relatively mild, although many residents have confirmed that they felt their buildings shaking slightly, and the incident left some shocked and frightened.

Ohio Earthquake (Photo: YouTube/WBNS10TV Screen Shot)

An Ohio Earthquake has measured 3.5 magnitude

The 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at about 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and the epicenter has been measured at about 2 miles southeast of the town of Nelsonville in Athens County.

The strength of the quake means that some may have felt their buildings move a little, with many feeling a quick jolt. It is also possible that some unstable items on desks or shelves may have been shaken and fallen over.

No injuries were reported, and no significant damage was seen.

According to USA Today, geophysicist John Bellini has said that an earthquake really needs to be about 4.5 magnitude or greater for any significant damage to be seen.

Here is a video news report on the Ohio earthquake:

 

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