Earthquake shakes Ohio University campus

CLEVELAND - Many students at Ohio University in Athens were shaken awake this afternoon by an earthquake. The shaking began at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The US Geological Survey said the trembler measured 3.5 on the Richter Scale and was centered just 9 miles northeast of the campus, located in southeast Ohio's Athens County. The quake was closer to the small town of Nelsonville.

Local students attended Ohio University commented about the quake on Twitter. Nina Luch of Cleveland said, "hahah I straight up thought a car like hit our apartment building."

Dan Hildebrand, also of Cleveland, added, "I did. It shook the apartment for about 2 seconds"

The exact location of the quake, according to the USGS, was 39.439°N 82.190°W, 4.9 miles deep.

No damage or injuries were reported. 

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake occurred along the Starr Fault Line which runs west to east from neighbouring Hocking County into Northern Ashland County near Nelsonville.

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