LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An Ohio earthquake today 2013 has erupted near West Virginia. The Ohio earthquake today Wednesday, March 27, 2013 began in the predawn morning hours. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated from the light but shallow quake.
Officials tell news that a 2.5 magnitude Ohio earthquake began today shortly after 5:10 am local time. The quake, however, had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake began only ten miles below ground level. As a result, the quake could be felt across the vicinity.
USGS indicates to news that the Ohio quake started seven miles northeast of Crown City. The quake was ten miles south of Gallipolis as well and twelve miles northeast of Athalia.
Officials also tell news that the quake was twenty-one miles northeast of Huntington, West Virginia. The quake began roughly one hundred miles southeast of Columbus and one hundred seventy miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
The region is not filled with a lot of active faults. But in 2011, a moderate 4.0 struck the state. On November 12, an earthquake began five miles northwest of Youngstown, six miles southeast of Warren. It was reportedly also fifty-five miles east of Cleveland, and one hundred forty-five miles north east of Columbus.