1.7 magnitude earthquake reported near Willowick

1.7 magnitude earthquake reported near Willowick

WILLOWICK, Ohio (WOIO) - A 1.7 magnitude earthquake occurred northwest of Willowick under the open waters of Lake Erie at about 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday.

The quake had a 6 km depth, and likely wasn’t felt by most residents.

However, it’s the second earthquake reported on the East Side in the last four days.

The first quake was felt in Eastlake, just a few minutes east of Willowick, on Dec. 7,

The 2.6 magnitude Eastlake quake was 5 km in-depth, was felt almost 12 miles away, and lasted 44 seconds.

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