Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 5 Km NW of Fort Shawnee, Ohio, USA, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 12:22 am (GMT -5) -

Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 5 Km NW of Fort Shawnee, Ohio, USA, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 12:22 am (GMT -5)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 7 km depth

22 Jan 05:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Jan 2021 05:22:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 22 Jan 2021 12:22 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2.4
Depth: 6.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.724°N / 84.1712°W (Ohio, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) WSW of Lima (pop: 37,900) --> See nearby quakes!
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20 km (12 mi) SE of Delphos (pop: 7,020) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Columbus Grove (pop: 2,060) --> See nearby quakes!
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131 km (81 mi) NW of Columbus (pop: 850,100) --> See nearby quakes!
642 km (399 mi) WNW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 0.3°C (33 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.46.7 km5 Km NW of Fort Shawnee, Ohio, USAUSGS
2.47 kmOHIO, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (64)

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Loma,ohio. Allentown road. / not felt : I was inside,at work,at the Walmart on Allentown rd ,Lima. I heard a loud "boom",sounded like a loud thunder clap,or a muffled e explosion. I didn't feel anything,just heard the sound. Later found out that an earthquake had been confirmed during that same time. | 2 users found this interesting.  
4.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was laying in bed on my phone and literally I could hear all the doors shaking. My keys on my dresser fell off the dresser. There was a big rumble sound almost like a semi coming through. I am at my moms for the night and thought for a minute I woke her up and thought oh shit at 50 years old I’m in trouble. Nice to know it was an earthquake and not my mom :) the curtains and the windows rattled and shook. | One user found this interesting.  
W hume road Shawnee cridersville (7.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : My windows and doors shook. There was a loud boom. The dog jumped off the couch scared | 2 users found this interesting.  
Fort Shawnee (0.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : It was one single sound and shake I thought it was an explosion | 2 users found this interesting.  
Lima, OH / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was standing in the kitchen. About to go to bed, an the house started shaking then I heard a loud boom. | One user found this interesting.  
Lima, Ohio / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Very loud boom and shaking of windows and interior items much like if an adult or large child jumped off of something inside onto the floor but with a much larger effect. | One user found this interesting.  
Fort Shawnee / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I have several large trees outside 70 to 80 feet ft tall and my house shook like one of them fell right beside it during the quake. Only lasted a couple seconds but concerned me! | One user found this interesting.  
Elida. Lima Ohio / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting at home watching tv and looking at Facebook and felt a boom and house shook. I thought something hit my house. Nothing fell or broke. | One user found this interesting.  
Kirtland (259.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE MY NEIGHBORS BRINGING IN THEIR GARBAGE CANS (NOT A GARBAGE NIGHT), ONLY IT WASN'T FROM A SPECIFIC DIRECTION. IT WAS VERY QUIET AND WAS A NOTICEABLE RUMBLE ALTHOUGH MY HOUSE WASN'T SHAKING.. MY BEDROOM IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR. IT WAS MORE THE SOUND THAT I HEARD AND MENTIONED IT TO MY HUSBAND THIS MORNING WONDERING IF IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE.  
Lima, Ohio (2.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Was more noticeable audibly than from physical shaking. | One user found this interesting.  
W hume road Shawnee cridersville (7.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : My windows and doors shook. There was a loud boom. The dog jumped off the couch scared | One user found this interesting.  
ELida, ohio (7.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : shaking and rumbling noises | One user found this interesting.  
Dayton Ohio (6.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just a quick, small shake. Feral cats outside went nuts | One user found this interesting.  
2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : House shook and made a boom sound. | One user found this interesting.  
Holden ,Ohio / not felt : We felt and heard a Boom. It was like something smacked into the house and punched it. At the same time we heard the boom.  
Less then 1KM of epicenter / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Sharp vertical jolt, seemed like it was right underneath the house (it was, I live VERY close to the epicenter). I was working late at my desk - papers that were on the edge of the desk fell off. I don't recall any shaking or rattling (maybe similar to if a lightning bolt strikes very near you only hear a sharp "crack", but if you live further away you hear and feel the rumble).  
Elida. Lima Ohio / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting at home watching tv and looking at Facebook and felt a boom and house shook. I thought something hit my house. Nothing fell or broke.  
Lima, Ohio / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I work at a hospital in Lima, Ohio and I was working on the first floor. I felt a very slight rumble and heard a rumble so I just thought it was something going on in the hospital. I found out a little later it was confirmed to be an earthquake.  
Kirtland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I HEARD WHAT FAINTLY SOUNDED LIKE MY NEIGHBORS BRINGING IN THEIR GARBAGE CANS (NOT A GARBAGE NIGHT), ONLY IT WASN'T FROM A SPECIFIC DIRECTION. IT WAS VERY QUIET AND IT WAS A NOTICEABLE RUMBLE. MY HOUSE DIDN'T SHAKE, BUT IT WAS THE SOUND THAT I HEARD FROM MY 2ND FLOOR BEDROOM. I MENTIONED IT TO MY HUSBAND THIS MORNING WONDERING IF IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE.  
Lima, Ohio / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I work at a hospital in Lima, Ohio and I was working on the first floor. I felt a very slight rumble and heard a rumble so I just thought it was something going on in the hospital. I found out a little later it was confirmed to be an earthquake.  
American Township, Lima, Ohio / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Heard load “bang” as if something fell | One user found this interesting.  
Lima Ohio / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Shaky, sounded like a bomb | One user found this interesting.  
Fort Shawnee / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Boom and shaking, thought it was the refinery again. | One user found this interesting.  
652 westerly dr lima oh 45805 / not felt / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Shook roof sounded like thunder | One user found this interesting.  
Wheelersburg, Ohio (234.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
4.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
57.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Northwest Lima  
Lima, Ohio 45805 (2.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Britt ave. (4.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Fort Shawnee, OH (4.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
2.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
1000 E Hume rd Lima Ohio 45806 (9.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
5.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Lima, Ohio (2.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : I was laying in bed and I heard a noise like something fell and my bed shook  
Lima Ohio Perry Township (3.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ridgeway ohio 43345 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : The ground felt like I had been on leg paraliseres for 1 day  
between Sycamore and Nevada, OH / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I was awake when the floor began lightly moving from side to side, about 4 times.  
Cleves. Ohio / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump : Just felt my bed quiver and I awoke. Nothing else  
Urbana / not felt
Lima, Ohio. 2020 Lakewood Ave. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake : We were in bed on the second floor of our house. We heard a sound and then the bed shook.  
Woodville / not felt
Fort shawnee/ lima / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Wapakoneta Ohio / not felt
LIMA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Minster by Lake Loramie / not felt : Didn’t feel it here!  
Wapakoneta Ohio / not felt
Dayton Ohio / not felt
45805 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
11678 Zerkle Rd Lima, ohio Shawnee / not felt / single vertical bump / very short
In Shawnee Township inside my house / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gomer ohio / not felt
Botkins, Ohio / not felt
Ottoville, ohio / not felt
Wapakoneta / not felt : Was sleeping but kept waking up. Not sure I felt any movement though.  
LIMA / not felt : I was asleep and felt nothing  
Fort Shawnee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Van Wert / not felt : I was sleeping and it didn't wake me  
Toledo Ohio / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Shawnee, Ohio / not felt : None I was sleeping  
Wapakoneta Ohio / not felt
4000 Bellefontaine Rd Luma, OH 45804 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Fort shawnee/ lima / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dover / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Lima / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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