State Updates Map of Ohio Earthquakes for First Time since 2002

For the first time in five years, the state has revised its map showing where earthquakes have shaken Ohio.

The Department of Natural Resources says more than 30 quakes have been recorded in and around the state since the last update in 2002.

The new map shows that earthquake epicenters have been concentrated in two areas: in western Ohio’s Shelby County, about midway between the Dayton and Lima areas, and along the lakefront at Painesville in Lake County.

The department says since 1776, the Ohio region has recorded more than 200 earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 2.0.

Officials say it only seems as though quakes are occurring more often now, due to improved technology and greater awareness