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3.5 Earthquake Recorded in Nelsonville Ohio, Tremors Felt in Paden City

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A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Nelsonville, Ohio, on Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred 5 miles underground, and the tremors were felt as far away as Paden City, West Virginia, and Powhatan Point, Ohio.

The Associated Press reports that Geophysicist John Bellini described the quake as "light." He says people in the area might have felt a quick jolt, while some unstable items could have fallen from desks or shelves.

He said earthquakes must register at a 4.5 magnitude to cause any significant damage.

The site is around 128 miles from Wheeling.