Event status: highly uncertain [?]

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 24 mi west of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA, Aug 17, 2021 12:52 am (GMT -4) -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 24 mi west of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA, Aug 17, 2021 12:52 am (GMT -4)
17 Aug 05:04 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Aug 17, 2021 04:52:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 12:52 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: unknown
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.92278°N / 83.45709°W (Franklin, Ohio, United States)
Antipode: 39.923°S / 96.543°E
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) N of London (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) WSW of Hilliard (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) E of Springfield (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) WSW of Upper Arlington (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SW of Dublin (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Marysville (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Columbus (pop: 850,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Xenia (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Fairfield (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
563 km (350 mi) WNW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Mist 21.4°C (71 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
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Springfield, Clark, Ohio (22.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Room mirrors shook  
33.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was laying in bed and my bed started shaking and the mirrors me and my sister both felt it for a few seconds stopped then it happen again  
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