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Quake clears Oakhill, staff sent home

Published: Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m.

An earthquake that originated on the Ontario and Quebec border between 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday was felt as far south as Columbus, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was 5.5 in magnitude, and most phone calls reporting the quake have come from northeast Ohio, particularly Cleveland and Akron, said Mike Hansen, Ohio Seismic Network coordinator. Mahoning County employees at Oakhill Renaissance Center felt the tremor, evacuated the building, and were subsequently sent home.

“There probably will be aftershocks,” Hansen said. “But by definition, they are smaller than main shocks so there should not be anything really big coming.”

If you felt the earthquake, contact reporter Ashley Luthern at aluthern@vindy.com. Read more in Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


1sparrow2779(1 comment)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

i work at jcpenney at the eastwood mall in niles, ohio. i work on the bottom level of the store. everything was swaying in my work area. it seemed to me that it lasted 12-15 seconds. some of my co-workers didn't even notice it but from where i was sitting it was moving pretty good. i live in CA for 3 years so i know one when i feel one!

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2SMarlowe(1 comment)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

YES!! I thought I was going crazy.. I was in the Creekside Plaza on 224.. Lasted about 20 seconds or so.. Almost made you feel dizzy until you realized what was actually happening..

Earthquakes in Ohio.. What's next?!

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3andy5(1 comment)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Felt nothing here in Campbell. I was in the grocery store at the time and no one mentioned it either.

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4ssadar(1 comment)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Our office is on the 5th floor at Canal Place in downtown Akron. I was sitting at my desk and felt the building moving...at first I thought I was cracking up but then saw it posted on facebook! Told my brother and son that they are not the only ones that have ever felt an earthquake...they live in southern California!

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5mlamar(12 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

First time I've heard of a quake being felt in these parts. Anyone else remember this happening before?

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6vegas226114(9 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Felt it...working in New Castle, PA and I said to myself, "what the heck... is there an earthquake?" Sure enough I read this and yeah, there was.....

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7Thewatchdog(25 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Sure the Government workers get to go home early. I wonder if Tablack had to use some of his sick time today or if this was a regularly scheduled day off........

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8Derricka(1 comment)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Didn't feel it in downtown Youngstown. And, yes, we have felt earthquakes in this area before.

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9walter_sobchak(2728 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Why is it only govt workers get to go home when these things happen? At our workplace, we are to concerned about doing our job than to notice someting this insignificant! Probably woke up the head of the union at Oak Hill!

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101970mach1(1005 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely ridiculous that Oak Hill employees were sent home. I bet they got paid for the full day anyway.

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11Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Didn't feel it downtown. No offense, but sounds like people are exagerating to me.

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12howardinyoungstown(591 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Upper west side here, didn't feel it at all. I was sitting at my computer.

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13vegas226114(9 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Not exaggerating... Many people I work with also felt it here in New Castle.

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14july49(2 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I was on my computer and felt it about 1:50. I thought my grandson was shaking my chair from behind me. I noticed my pedastal fan rocking back and forth. It lasted about 10 seconds.

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15leftyompton4life(79 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Why couldnt this hit my office in Cleveland so I could go home? No fair

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16july49(2 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I forgot to put i live in canfield

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17oldstown(267 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I guess God doesn't agree with the Oakhill purchase either.

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18justonevoice(94 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I also work downtown and work on the fourth floor of an office building and felt it. Agree with the earlier post in that this was so odd - it was almost like my chair was moving and a really quick dizzy spell. Then everyone in the office (80 employees - NOT GOVT employees) started saying "did you feel that?" "The building just shook".
It was certainly nothing to "go home" over but 80 plus people felt it on my floor.

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19yanks08(3 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Felt it too...was working in Madison, Ohio along Route 20 near Lake Erie...found out there are fault lines that run along the lake.

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20dreamcatcher52(140 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I was up in Cleveland right near the lake and didn't feel anything. But I was sitting in a parked car at the time, not in a building.

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