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Earthquake Epicenters in Ohio


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A map of earthquake epicenters and known faults for the State of Ohio, issued by the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources following earthquakes in March 2014 in the Youngstown, OH area. The ODNR says the quakes were "probably" caused by fracking in the area. If true, it would be the fourth time in recorded history (out of more than 60,000 horizontally hydraulically fractured shale wells) that fracking has caused an earthquake. To date earthquakes are usually related to injection wells and not fracking. The ODNR has instituted tight new regulations for fracking near previous seismic activity or known faults.

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Earthquake Epicenters in Ohio

  1. 1. A S H L A N D NORTH BASS I. MIDDLE BASS I. SOUTH BASS I. KELLEYS I. M U S K I N G U M W I L L I A M S F U L T O N D E F I A N C E H E N R Y P A U L D I N G P U T N A M V A N W E R T A L L E N M E R C E R A U G L A I Z E D A R K E S H E L B Y M I A M I P R E B L E B U T L E R W A R R E N H A M I L T O N C L E R M O N T B R O W N A D A M S P I K E H I G H L A N D C L I N T O N R O S S G R E E N E F A Y E T T E C L A R K M A D I S O N C H A M P A I G N L O G A N U N I O N H A R D I N M A R I O N H A N C O C K W Y A N D O T W O O D S A N D U S K Y L U C A S O T T A W A E R I E H U R O N S E N E C A C R A W F O R D R I C H L A N D M O R R O W K N O X D E L A W A R E P I C K A W A Y S C I O T O L A W R E N C E J A C K S O N G A L L I A V I N T O N M E I G S P E R R Y H O C K I N G F A I R F I E L D L I C K I N G H O L M E S C O S H O C T O N L O R A I N M E D I N A C U Y A H O G A G E A U G A S U M M I T P O R T A G E W A Y N E S T A R K T U S C A R A W A S C A R R O L L G U E R N S E Y H A R R I S O N B E L M O N T M O N R O E M O R G A N A T H E N S N O B L E W A S H I N G T O N J E F F E R S O N C O L U M B I A N A M A H O N I N G T R U M B U L L A S H T A B U L A L A K E M O N T G O M E R Y F R A N K L I N W. SISTER I. INDIANA K E N T U C K Y W E S T V I R G I N I A M I C H I G A N PENNSYLVANIA O N T A R I O 475 77 471 71 80 470 71 675 280 75 680 270 74 480 670 71 277 80 70 490 75 275 70 271 80 70 76 90 275 75 75 75 71 80 80 90 77 77 70 62 6 35 22 68 127 52 52 52 250 33 30 250 35 6 62 20 62 30 20 127 36 22 50 50 127 20 24 50 36 250 250 33 62 40 224 422 6 23 62 50 6 36 36 23 23 40 40 22 42 42 40 68 27 50 42 20 23 22 23 42 23 224 322 127 127 68 35 30 33 33 20 224 30 6 224 224 24 68 62 35 33 42 VAN WERT MAUMEE OREGON SYLVANIA TOLEDO FREMONT FOSTORIA TIFFIN BOWLING GREEN PERRYSBURG ASHLAND BUCYRUS GALION SANDUSKY NORWALK AMHERST AVON AVON LAKE ELYRIA LORAIN NORTH RIDGEVILLE VERMILION BRUNSWICK MEDINA WADSWORTH MANSFIELD WOOSTER CONNEAUT STRUTHERS YOUNGSTOWN AURORA KENT RAVENNA STREETSBORO ALLIANCE CANTON MASSILLON NORTH CANTON AKRON BARBERTON CUYAHOGA FALLS GREEN HUDSON NORTON STOW TALLMADGE TWINSBURG GIRARD NILES WARREN COSHOCTON LANCASTER CAMBRIDGE MOUNT VERNON NEWARK PATASKALA ZANESVILLE DELAWARE WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE BEXLEY COLUMBUS DUBLIN GAHANNA GROVE CITY HILLIARD REYNOLDSBURG UPPER ARLINGTON WESTERVILLE WHITEHALL WORTHINGTON MARION CIRCLEVILLE MARYSVILLE URBANA SPRINGFIELD GREENVILLE BELLEFONTAINE CELINA PIQUA TROY CENTERVILLE CLAYTON DAYTON ENGLEWOOD HUBER HEIGHTS KETTERING MIAMISBURG RIVERSIDE TROTWOOD VANDALIA WEST CARROLLTON SIDNEY FAIRFIELD HAMILTON MIDDLETOWN OXFORD WILMINGTON BEAVERCREEK FAIRBORN XENIA BLUE ASH FOREST PARK LOVELAND MONTGOMERYNORTH COLLEGE HILL NORWOOD READING SHARONVILLE FRANKLIN LEBANON MASON SPRINGBORO IRONTON CHILLICOTHE PORTSMOUTH ATHENS MARIETTA EAST LIVERPOOL SALEM STEUBENVILLE DOVER NEW PHILADELPHIA BAY VILLAGE BEDFORD BRECKSVILLE BROADVIEW HEIGHTS BROOKLYN CLEVELAND EAST CLEVELAND EUCLID GARFIELD HEIGHTS MAYFIELD HEIGHTS MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS NORTH OLMSTED PARMA PARMA HEIGHTS RICHMOND HEIGHTS ROCKY RIVER SEVEN HILLS SHAKER HEIGHTS SOLON STRONGSVILLE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS WESTLAKE EASTLAKE MENTOR PAINESVILLE WICKLIFFE WILLOUGHBY CINCINNATI LIMA DEFIANCE FINDLAY ASHTABULA 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2014 2014 1999 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 (6) 2014 2014 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2004 2000 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 20072007 2008 2008 2008 2010 2010 2010 20102010 2011 2011 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 (3) 2011 2011 (2) 2011 2011 2011 2012 2010 2012 2012 2012 L a k e E r i e 81°W 81°W 82°W 82°W 83°W 83°W 84°W 84°W85°W 42°N 42°N 41°N 41°N 40°N 40°N 39°N 39°N Revised 4/2014EARTHQUAKE EPICENTERS IN OHIO GIS Cartography by Donovan M. Powers and Dean R. Martin Database Administator: Joseph G. Wells STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SCALE 1:500,000 Projection is Ohio state plane coordinate system, south zone North American Datum 1983 Base map derived from Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency datasets 10 0 10 20 30 Miles 10 0 10 20 30 Kilometers PLEASE NOTE: The faults shown are taken from Baranoski (2013). The majority of these faults have their origin in rocks of Precambrian age (more than 550 million years ago) and are in the deep subsurface (more than 600 meters/2,000 feet below the land surface). Earthquake and fault data extracted and modified from original EG-2 data. EXPLANATION Seismic Network Stations OhioSeis Portable U.S. Array USGS Netquake Faults Inferred Certain Magnitude 2.0–2.9 3.0–3.9 4.0–4.9 5.0–5.4 Instrumental event