(04/25/2009)
Parts of three states were shaken yesterday by a minor earthquake near the Ohio-West Virginia border.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 3.4 magnitude quake occurred around 9:45 a.m. Friday.

The epicenter was near Gallipolis, Ohio just across the Ohio River from West Virginia.

Workers at the Gallia County 911 center thought a vehicle had hit the center, and they ran outside.

Center director Steve Wilson said they received 170 calls from rattled residents.

People in Mason County called their 911 center, most of them asking if there had been an explosion.

There were no reports of damage.

In April, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck Illinois and was felt in West Virginia, Ontario and several other states.

It was linked to the well-known New Madrid fault line, which comes into the Ohio Valley.

Over 100 people called WSAZ-TV after feeling the shock.

Several quakes have been felt in Calhoun over the years.

SUNNY CAL JOURNAL - The Earth Moved Under My Feet


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