Earthquake

USGS intensity scale of Eastlake earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale was centered about 2.5 miles north, northwest of Eastlake at 10:50 a.m., according to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website.

The earthquake measured 3.1 miles in depth. The intensity was felt lightly and weakly as far south as Canton, Boardman and Warren, with most reports of feeling the temblor centered around Euclid, Eastlake and Cleveland. There were reports of weak vibration near Detroit as well, according to the USGS.

Police in Eastlake said they received more than 320 calls. Wickliffe police received more than 100 calls. Willoughby police said they received more than 200 calls. Euclid police received between 200 and 250 calls. Chagrin Falls police received 55.

Randy Tolen said he was in Lyndhurst on the upper level of a split-level house and said he thought a branch or tree fell, and didn't realize what happened until he read reports about it.

Cordova, general manager at the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, said the earthquake lasted three to four seconds at the club.

“I thought a truck had backed into the building," he said. "It was noisy and the building rumbled for like I said 3 to 4 seconds and then it stopped. Then some club members who live in the area called to see if we felt it.”

He said there was no change in the wave pattern, just the same high water that they’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks.

Amanda Schenk, Violet Spevack editorial intern, and Ally Benjamin, Irving I. Stone editorial intern at the Cleveland Jewish News, contributed to this report.

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