Mystery: Reports of homes shaking in the Valley
Some people living in the Valley reported hearing or feeling what they described as an “explosion” Friday morning.
At around 7:45 a.m., firefighters were called out in the Greenville area when a Hadley Road resident reported something that shook his house.
Firefighters searched the area but found nothing that would have caused an explosion.
21 News also received calls from people in Liberty, Girard, and Youngstown’s West Side reported something that shook their homes around the same time as the Greenville report.
Trumbull County 9-1-1 dispatchers received a couple of calls, but no one could pinpoint the location.
A Girard Police dispatcher told 21 News he also received calls, but no reports of any damage. The dispatcher did say that sometimes vehicles being crushed at wrecking yards explode when gasoline left in tanks ignite.
21 News stopped by a scrapyard in Girard. However, the business was not open as a COVID-19 precaution.
Geophysicist Daniel Blake with the Ohio Seismic Network had not received any reports but is still checking readings on seismographs to determine if there may have been an earthquake in the area.
21 News will update this story if new information becomes available.