Ohio earthquake triggers 911 calls, but not damage
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Ohio on Wednesday afternoon. It was enough to rattle some shelves and desks, but likely not strong enough to do damage, an expert said.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a mild earthquake has shaken residents in southeastern Ohio.
The county's emergency management agency says it received a number of 911 calls about the event but no immediate reports of damage.
Geophysicist John Bellini described the quake as "light." He says people in the area might have felt a quick jolt, while some unstable items could have fallen from desks or shelves.
He says earthquakes must register at a 4.5 magnitude to cause any significant damage.