Stories tagged with: earthquake

November 20, 2013 - 2:53pm
34 weeks 6 days ago

An earthquake hit in  Southeast Ohio. The United States Geological Society is reporting that the quake happened near Nelsonville in Athens County around 1 p.m.  The USGS is reporting that it measured 3.5 on the Richter Scale.  There are no reports of damage.  A female caller to Whiz News from Zanesville reported she felt the earthquake in her home.

August 23, 2011 - 8:17pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The earthquake shook nerves close to home - Zanesville residents felt the tremors almost 400 miles away.

"The china hutch has glass doors, and they were completely rattling, and the house was just quivering," said Rea Huff.

Huff said she was sitting in her home on Eppley Avenue when she realized something was wrong.

"At first, I thought something hit the house, but it just kept going," said Huff.  "Then I remembered another earthquake that...

January 14, 2010 - 6:30pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

A local organization is working to help send aide to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.

The Salvation Army in Zanesville says it is taking donations to help those in Haiti, but currently they can only take monetary donations.

"As of right now we are not asking for anybody to try to send us or bring us gifts in kind like food and different things like that because it is still being assessed what they really need and until we know it is going to be hard for us to...

January 13, 2010 - 6:15pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The devastation in Haiti after a massive earthquake is hitting home for some area residents.

Five southeastern Ohio churches--including two in Zanesville--were supposed to travel to Haiti on Saturday for their yearly mission trip. But the unexpected news of the earthquakes postponed that trip for several months.

"[The devastation is] just gut-wrenching, difficult to comprehend," said Pastor of Rolling Plains United Methodist Church Brian Law. "When you see...

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