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Quake epicenter was west of YSU, state says

Published: Thu, September 29, 2011 @ 9:45 p.m.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed an earthquake, predicted to be on the 2-magnitude range, subtly shook parts of the Valley Thursday night.

Michael Hansen, senior geologist from ODNR, said the earthquake occurred at 8:52 p.m. with an epicenter west of Youngstown State University, on the west side of the Mahoning River.

He said the epicenter was the same place as other earthquakes that the Valley had experienced lately.

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred at 6:53 a.m. March 17, its epicenter just east of Salt Springs Road near state Route 193 on the city’s West Side.

It, like Thursday night’s earthquake, was picked up by the seismograph at YSU.

According to the Mercalli Intensity Scale, earthquakes between magnitudes 2.0 and 3.0 are felt by a few people, especially those on upper floors.


1northsideperson(366 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The USGS link for this earthquake is http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquake...

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2snakelady(2 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Wow! It shook my 1 floor house! It sounded like a huge tree fell!

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3AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I think some folks were just mad as heck jumping up and down now that 2 unions settled this week. YSU and GM, Congrats to both.

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4northsideperson(366 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

AAC: I hear two unions at YSU, as well as GM.

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5oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

From anoter website - "Hansen says there have been several earthquakes in the Youngstown area over the last couple of years, possibly due to the heavy population". Is this hanson guy stoned ????

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6republicanRick(1476 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

My cheap buddy actually bought me a beer, that's why the earth shook.

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7Owlguin(49 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Doubt he was stoned. Last time I was in YTown, the population looked pretty heavy to me too.

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