EASTLAKE, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published after the first earthquake hit on Jan. 4, 2022.
Less than 24 hours after a 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled offshore near Eastlake on Tuesday morning, another quake was recorded in the same area early Wednesday.
Jeff Fox with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources tells 3News the second earthquake – which registered as a 2.0 magnitude event – was an aftershock located less than one kilometer away from Tuesday’s quake.
The latest earthquake happened around 5:25 a.m. at a depth of 2.7 kilometers.
It follows Tuesday’s 2.8 magnitude earthquake, which happened around 8:20 a.m. approximately 1.9 miles northeast of Timberlake at a depth of five kilometers.
Fox tells 3News he believes the earthquake hit around the same location as the 4.0 magnitude shaker that struck in 2019 associated with a fault line in Lake Erie.
"We already have a seismometer in Lake County at the Lake Erie Bluffs,” Fox told 3News on Tuesday afternoon. “This summer we're actually going to go and improve that site because we're getting a lot more activity there now, we're able to detect more activity.”