WSAZ Severe Weather Alert

Earthquake Reported in Southeast Ohio

By: Chris Olsen; Randy Yohe; Tim Irr Email
By: Chris Olsen; Randy Yohe; Tim Irr Email

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GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit in southeast Ohio Friday morning.

WSAZ.com has received dozens of breaking news reports via web, e-mail, and phone from people in and around Gallia and Jackson counties in Ohio who felt the quake.

WEB EXTRA: click on the play button to listen to four 911 calls to Gallia County 911 after the quake:







According to the USGS Website, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been reported about four miles west of Gallipolis, Ohio. The USGS initially reported that the quake was a 3.4 with an epicenter was near Jackson, but since updated the location and weakened the intensity. According to government officials, the earthquake centered about 3.1 miles underground.

The earthquake was first reported at 9:42 a.m. Friday.

Residents living in and around Gallia County have called to report they felt the ground shake, as well as some office and apartment buildings.

So far no damage has been reported.

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake is considered minor and often felt, but no serious damage is reported.

According to the USGS website, eight minor earthquakes have already been reported across the world as of 10:00 a.m. Friday.

Here is a map of the location of the quake:

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Click here for more information about the quake from the USGS.

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