Tri-C Professor Makes Earth-Shaking News
Michelle Davis interviewed for Cleveland 19 News story on earthquake preparedness
There’s a whole lot of shaking going on in Northeast Ohio.
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) assistant professor Michelle Davis recently outlined the number of earthquakes rocking the region during an interview with Cleveland 19 News. Davis teaches earth science at Western Campus.
The segment highlighted the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut scheduled for 10:18 a.m. Oct. 18. The event offers an opportunity to practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill to stay safe during an earthquake.
While not known for tremors, Ohio has recorded at least 200 earthquakes above 2.0 magnitude since the earliest record in 1776. Most of these events have been small, in the 2 to 3 magnitude range, but at least 15 earthquakes centered in the state have caused damage.
The Northeastern Ohio Seismic Zone includes a broad area from eastern Cuyahoga County to the Pennsylvania border and south to the vicinity of Akron. A 5.0 magnitude earthquake in the zone in 1986 was felt in multiple states.
September 28, 2018
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