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April 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Minor earthquake shakes Carnation area Saturday morning

About 50 people have reported feeling a small earthquake this morning on the Eastside.

State seismologist John Vidale said the 2.6 magnitude quake hit near Carnation and Falls City at 7:25 a.m. It was about 1 1/2 miles deep — shallow enough for people to notice.

“Towns around there must have felt a little jolt,” he said.

There have been no aftershocks, so it was likely an isolated earthquake, he said, although one earthquake always raises the odds that there will be another.

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