These earthquakes occur at depths of about three miles along faults associated with a Precambrian failed rift zone. With all the extra rain, Lake Erie’s water levels are at an all-time record high. A screen shot from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows the area of northeast Ohio where the earthquake was felt. Fox said the earthquake was caused by tectonic stress and strain. The Western Ohio Seismic Zone includes Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, and Shelby Counties and was particularly active in the 1930s but still has periodic earthquakes. The USGS reports that the 4.0 magnitude quake hit near Cleveland … Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort. Ohio, United States has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 0 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 1 earthquake in the past 30 days; 12 earthquakes in the past 365 days A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause moderate damage. PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Federal geologists say an earthquake struck just northeast of Cleveland.