Friday, May 12, 2006

I feel the earth move under my feet....

When I read the above linked Toledo Blade article, that's the song that popped into my head....

LIMA, Ohio — A small earthquake shook part of northwest Ohio for a few seconds but didn’t cause any damage, the Ohio Seismic Network reported today.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 2.8, struck at 9:51 p.m. Thursday and was centered about eight miles west of this city, said Mike Hansen, the network’s coordinator.

No injuries were reported, the Allen County sheriff’s office said.

Hansen said the quake occurred in the Anna Seismic Zone, an area of northwest and western Ohio named for the town of Anna in Shelby County.

“That’s traditionally part of our most active seismic zone in Ohio, but it’s been quiet for the last decade or so,” he said.

Seven earthquakes have been recorded in northeast Ohio this year, with the strongest producing a magnitude of 3.0, Hansen said.