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Did you feel it? Earthquake detected in Shelby County early Saturday morning

SHELBY COUNTY — An earthquake occurred in Shelby County early Saturday morning.

Just after midnight, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake occurred between Wapakoneta and Sidney.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred just West of Jackson Center, Ohio. According to people who felt the earthquake, it lasted about 10 seconds.

The Auglaize Fault line and the Anna-Champaign Fault line are in the area where the earthquake occurred.

Stress building up along these faults is what causes an earthquake. According to News Center 7′s weather specialist Nick Dunn, earthquakes are uncommon in this area. 40 earthquakes have occurred in the last 145 years between Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby, and Allen Counties.

The ‘Did You Feel It’ Map run by the USGS shows concentrated areas where people felt the earthquake. As of 3:08 a.m. this morning, 70 people made a report saying they felt it. You can report if you felt it or not here.

A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told News Center 7 that they felt the earthquake at the Sheriff’s Office. As of now, no injuries or property damage have been reported in relation to the earthquake.

A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation shared a video from a traffic camera near Interstate 75 and Michigan Street in Sidney. The camera caught the moment it happened and can be seen shaking.


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