Earthquake Rattles Cleveland Area

June 10, 2019

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake centered 20 miles northeast of Cleveland on Monday rattled some buildings in the area and overwhelmed one small city’s emergency communications system.

It was not immediately clear what if any damage was caused by the quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:50 a.m. and was centered a couple miles north-northwest of Eastlake, Ohio, a city of about 20,000 on Lake Erie.

“Please do not call dispatch unless it’s an emergency,” Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley said in a Facebook post. “They are overwhelmed with calls. It was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake and safety forces are working to help where needed.”

The Perry Nuclear Plant, about 20 miles northeast of the Eastlake, said the plant appeared to be unaffected by the temblor.

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