Earthquakes en Quakes Put Ohio Seismologist in Spotlight <p>Recent northeast Ohio earthquakes linked to drilling wastewater have put Ohio&#39;s state seismologist in the spotlight.</p><p>Michael Hansen is a part-time state employee whose Ohio Seismic Network has an annual budget of $20,000. It&#39;s his job to monitor 26 quake detectors.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:13:46 +0000 Associated Press 9684 at After Quakes, Owner to Lower Pressure in Ohio Well <p>The owner of a northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling plans to remove material from it to help lower its inner pressure following 11 minor earthquakes.</p><p>State officials say they believe injecting wastewater near a fault line created enough pressure to cause seismic activity. The latest and largest quake was Saturday in the Youngtown area and registered at magnitude 4.0, which can cause moderate damage.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:32:48 +0000 Associated Press 9509 at After Quakes, Owner to Lower Pressure in Ohio Well Virginia earthquake shakes Ohio <p><span lang="EN">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans across the state felt an </span><span lang="EN">earthquake centered in Virginia as office buildings swayed near the </span><span lang="EN">Statehouse and the press box shook at a Cleveland Indians game.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Some buildings were evacuated briefly Tuesday but no damages or </span><span lang="EN">injuries were immediately reported. Tremors were felt in the </span><span lang="EN">state&#39;s Appalachian region and stretched as far west as Dayton and </span><span lang="EN">north to Lake Erie.</span></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:56:27 +0000 Associated Press 3481 at Virginia earthquake shakes Ohio