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Lake Erie rattled by earthquake, nuclear plant shuts down after malfunction


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Minor earthquake centered off coast of Fairport HarborNews-Herald.com-13 hours agoA minor earthquake has struck below Lake Erie with no injuries or damages reported.The 3.2 magnitude quake that hit around 3:48 a.m. Monday was felt by northeastern Ohio residents in Painesville, Mentor and Fairport Harbor east of Cleveland.Mike Hansen of the state's Ohio Seismic Network says quakes in that area of Lake Erie are common though it has been quiet recently.Monday's quake was about three miles northwest of Fairport Harbor below the lake.Online: http://www.ohiodnr.com/tabid/8144/Default.aspx.Ohio nuclear power plant will be shut down for couple weeks after malfunction of pump motorReported by: Associated PressReported: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:36 AM EDTOAK HARBOR, OhioOperators of a nuclear power plant in northern Ohio say it likely will remain shut down for a couple weeks for repairs.FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Corp. said Monday that the Davis-Besse plant southeast of Toledo was shut down suddenly Saturday night. Workers identified a problem with wiring connected to the motor for one of the plant's four reactor-coolant pumps.A spokeswoman told The Blade (http://bit.ly/13n9OrQ ) that she didn't know what caused the wiring problem with the motor.The spokeswoman says there are no safety problems or threat to the public. Workers just want to make sure it's fixed before the plant is started back up.Electric customers should see no change in their service as a result of the shutdown.



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