Earthquake in Ohio?

Earthquake in Ohio?

Youngstown : OH : USA | Dec 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM PST
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The USGS said the earthquake's epicentre was 26 kilometres (16 miles) deep

Believe it! The USGS confirmed a 4.0 earthquake in Youngstown, Ohio at 3PM Saturday.

Ohioans have experienced a few earthquakes this year and many of them are near an injection well used to dispose of brine water which is byproduct of oil and gas drilling.

Its owner agreed this week to stop injecting brine into the earth while the quakes are investigated, according to

WEWS NewsChannel 5's newsroom has received numerous phone calls and tip emails reporting the earthquake being felt as far west as Fairview Park and North Royalton, and as far north as Ontario, Canada.

There were no reported injuries; however, some reported that their pets became paniced.

NewsChannel 5 is following this developing story and will keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

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