Northwestern Ohio was hit with a small earthquake Thursday afternoon. The Fostoria Police Department says the earthquake hit around 4:30 p.m., in the city which is about 35 miles south of Toledo.

"We received a couple of calls from citizens. Thought we had either a sonic boom or a small explosion of some type. We didn't have any report of damage or injury but after contacting Seneca County Emergency Management Association and talking with the Ohio Seismic Network, early reports have told us that they had a small earthquake somewhere here around Fostoria," said Chief John McGuire with the police department.

The earthquake registered between 2.5 and 3.0 on the Richter Scale.

"Certainly we were concerned. We wanted to make sure that we had enough equipment and personnel out there to handle any injuries or damage and thankfully we have no experienced any reports of either one of those -- injuries or damages," said McGuire.

McGuire says at first they didn't think anything of the "sonic boom" reports.

"It's not something we get certainly ever as far as I can remember. But because of our location we have a quarry just south of our city. We also have a number of mills in town and have in the past experienced either a sonic boom from airplanes flying ahead or when they're doing blasting at the quarries or certain operations at the mills and that's kind of what people thought was just another incidence of one of those," said McGuire.

Fostoria is about 100 miles from the city of Detroit.