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The seismic history of Ohio

by The 100 Companies

When you think about states in the U.S. that deal with earthquakes, surely Ohio doesn’t come to mind for a while. But the Buckeye State gets some shakers more often than you’d think.

Ohio’s had more than 200 earthquakes of a magnitude at least 2.0 since 1776, and there’s been at least a few that have really shook the state. The strongest earthquake in Ohio occurred on March 9, 1937, when a magnitude 5.4 struck in the Western part of the state.

There’s also been two 4.0 earthquakes in the last decade, both in the Northeast corner of the state.

– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies

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