WARREN - A 2.5-magnitude earthquake centered in the Mineral Ridge area of Weathersfield shook residents in Trumbull and Mahoning counties Thursday night.
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center reported the earthquake's epicenter was about five miles northwest of Youngstown with a listed depth of about 3 miles, which USGS geophysicist Rafael Abreu called ''a pretty shallow quake.''
''We don't really expect to see any major damage with this,'' Abreu said.
Abreu called the earthquake, which happened at 8:52 p.m., ''pretty common for this area.'' Abreu also reported that USGS received about 87 reports from residents who felt the quake.
Police and fire departments in southern Trumbull County and northern Mahoning County, including Liberty, Girard, Youngstown and Boardman, reported they were flooded with calls from residents. However, there were no reports of damage caused by the earthquake.
Some callers, according to the departments, also reported hearing a loud boom.
Magnitude - 2.5
Depth - 3 miles
Epicenter - 5 miles northwest of Youngstown
Time: 8:52 p.m.
On Monday, a 2.4-magnitude earthquake happened about two miles northwest of Youngstown shortly after 1 a.m. That quake had a depth of about 3.1 miles, according to the USGS.
On Aug. 23, tremors from a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia were felt in Warren, other parts of Trumbull County and as far away as Cleveland.
The USGS reported that earthquake was the largest seismic event in the eastern United States in many years, with the last quake suspected to have a 5.9-magnitude or higher in the Atlantic region happening in 1897.