Earthquake confirmed in Ashtabula Co.

GENEVA, Ohio (WKBN) – The United States Geological Survey confirmed Monday that a small earthquake hit Ashtabula County on Saturday.

According to the USGS, the earthquake registered at 2.3 on the Richter scale and happened fourteen miles southwest of Ashtabula, approximately in Geneva, around 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

Severe earthquakes can have magnitudes above 8 on the Richter scale, while earthquakes below 2.0 are usually not felt.

Geneva Fire Department workers reported receiving no calls about Saturday’s quake.


WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s