In fact, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Geological Survey, the state has recorded at least 200 quakes since 1976. And while most are minor, 15 have caused more significant damage.
Ohio sits on the edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area that includes Missouri and adjacent states. In 1811 and 1812, four destructive quakes happened here and were felt throughout the eastern United States. Reports show the quakes were strong enough to topple chimneys in Cincinnati. It’s been estimated their magnitudes ranged around 8.0 on the Richter Scale.