3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Metro Detroit

By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) After people all over metro Detroit reported feeling the ground shake, it's been confirmed that there was an earthquake Friday in metro Detroit.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 3.4 magnitude was recorded at 6:55 p.m., just off shore in Lake Erie.

The precise location of the epicenter was 41.904°N 83.315°W, according to USGS. That's a little less than 2 miles south-southeast of Detroit Beach, an unincorporated community in Monroe County.

The tremors were mostly felt around Monroe County, and south of Detroit, all over the Downriver area. 

WWJ Newsradio 950's phone lines lit up with calls from people seeking quake confirmation.

WWJ listener Barbara McCoy felt it in Rockwood.

"It thought maybe it might've been like something hit the ground or whatever, but it shook," she said. "It shook for about maybe a good 20 seconds, and I mean the whole house shook." 

There were no immediate injuries or damage reported — although a lot of people are talking about the quake.

Wrote @LorneEC3 on Twitter: "Well, the earthquake downriver has dominated conversation around here for the last 20 minutes. We felt it in Romulus. The ground indeed lurched."

Chris Crews, @businesscrews quipped: "Earthquake or meteor? Downriver hasn’t shaken like that since Hipshakers closed."

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