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Five quakes recorded east of Poland Township on Monday

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

A closer look at seismic data reveals that Lawrence County experienced five small earthquakes on Monday, instead of the two originally reported.

According to information from the Lamont Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, five quakes ranging in magnitude from 1.69 to 1.95 were recorded in Mahoning Township.

The first quake was recorded at about 4:15 a.m., near the intersection of Routes 422 and 376, just outside New Castle.

The second tremor was a 1.78 magnitude reported at 5:03 a.m., about one third of a mile east of Poland Township near Route 224.

The third came twenty minutes later along Andrews Road in Mahoning Township. Its magnitude registered 1.91.

The fourth quake was a 1.95 magnitude. It occurred just before 11 a.m., east of Mohawk School Road in Mahoning Township. Another 1.8 magnitude tremor was recorded in approximately the same location about 12 hours later.

Hilcorp Energy, which had been drilling fracking wells at a site in Mahoning Township, ceased operations there at around noon on Monday, according to Melanie Williams of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Williams says the DEP is investigating to determine if the drilling contributed to the seismic activity.

In March 2014, five earthquakes were recorded over a two day period in the area of gas wells near the Carbon Limestone Landfill, whis in Poland Township.

The seismic activity prompted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to issue a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing within a three mile radius of those quakes.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, most humans do not feel seismic activity between the magnitudes of 1.0 and 3.0, except under special circumstances.

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