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4.0 earthquake rocks area near Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland — Federal geologists say an earthquake rattled the area just northeast of Cleveland, Ohio, Monday morning. The United States Geological Survey confirmed a 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered in Lake Erie, approximately 2.5 miles north of Eastlake, at about 10:50 a.m.

CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV reports there was no serious damage in the immediate area, according to Ohio law enforcement, but multiple agencies said they received an overwhelming number of 911 calls from residents asking what the shaking was.

The U.S. Geological Survey is collecting responses on its website from people who felt the tremors. A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause moderate damage.

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A screen shot from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows the area of northeast Ohio where the earthquake was felt. USGS

The earthquake was centered some 2.5 miles north-northwest of Eastlake, a city of nearly 20,000 people. The nearby city of Mentor urged people to stop calling 911 unless they have an emergency because dispatchers were being "overwhelmed" by callers asking about the earthquake.

WOIO-TV reported rumblings were felt in portions of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit, Ashtabula, Portage, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties, according to the USGS.

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