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Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, USA

Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 21:16
21:16 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.2 quake 17 Jul 5:02 pm (GMT -4)
4.2 quake 17 Jul 5:02 pm (GMT -4)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, USA.
According to the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the quake hit on Saturday 17 July 2021 at 5:02 pm local time at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Richmond (pop. 400) located 26 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Painesville (pop. 19,800) located 28 miles from the epicenter, Mentor (pop. 46,900) 30 miles away, Willoughby (pop. 22,600) 32 miles away, Euclid (pop. 47,700) 36 miles away, Collinwood (pop. 34,200) 38 miles away, and Cleveland Heights (pop. 45,000) 41 miles away.

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Earthquake data:
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Ημερομηνία & time: 17 Jul 5:02 pm (GMT -4) local time (17 Jul 2021 21:02 GMT)
Μέγεθος: 4.2
Βάθος: 10.0 km
Επίκεντρο γεωγραφικό πλάτος / γεωγραφικό μήκος: 42.1°N / 81.42°W (Lake, Ohio, United States)
Κύρια πηγή δεδομένων: NRCAN

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