Local Residents Talk About ‘Scary’ Quake

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By FOX 8's Allison Brown

LAKE COUNTY-- Some Lake County residents woke up to some shaking and rumbling early Monday morning.

It was actually an earthquake.

A magnitude 3.2 quake was felt in Lake County by many.

Thankfully there was no damage; but the quake still had people pretty concerned Monday, and literally shaken up.

Lake County officials received multiple calls.

"I heard a gigantic explosion, and it rumbled entire house," one caller said. "I'm sorry; I'm like shaking so bad right now," she went on.

The quake was felt in places like Perry, and Fairport Harbor.

Even Eileen Steele of Mentor heard the pictures on her walls shake.

"It was pretty significant, like an explosion had gone off far away and you kind of feel the rumble from it," said Steele. "This was different. The bed shook," she said.

All of her animals were alert and scared too, especially her dog.

According to the United States Geological Survey, this was a magnitude 3.2 earthquake.

Even At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, this seismograph machine picked up the activity at 3:49 a.m.

The machine is part of the museum's Earthquake Zone display, which is full of information about the natural disasters.

But the kind of shaking and rumbling some Lake County residents felt, is something they don't want to experience again.

"It was scary," Steele said.

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