December 22, 2014

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It wasn’t your imagination: The earth really did shake

An earthquake along the Quebec-Ontario border in Canada this afternoon was felt across Northeast Ohio, including in Lorain County.

The 5.0 magnitude earthquake happened at about 1:45 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

That is considered a moderate earthquake, according to the USGS website.

Residents in Lorain and Elyria felt the tremor.

Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski said she was in a meeting on the fourth floor of the county Administration Building when she felt the building sway.

On the seventh floor of the Lorain County Justice Center several workers also reported feeling the vibrations.

“It was weird, your whole chair moved,” said Barb Witter, who works for county Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski.

See Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.