Small earthquake beneath Lake Erie
Origin Time: 20 June, 2006, 20:11:18.54 UTC
Location: 41.840º N 81.230º W
Magnitude: 3.8 mbLg
Depth: 4 km
A small earthquake occurred beneath Lake Erie about 10 km northeast of Painesville at 4:11 p.m. EDT. Many people from Eastlake to Ashtabula felt this event as a sharp shaking and some reported a booming sound. No damage was reported and would not be expected with an earthquake of this size. A number of small earthquakes, dating back to at least 1988 have occurred at this general location, including a 3.4-magnitude event on June 30, 2003. A small aftershock (see separate listing) occurred at 4:57 p.m. No felt reports were received for this 2.2-magnitude earthquake.