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March 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

USGS: Quake didn’t trigger Oso mudslide

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed this morning that a tiny quake 12 days before Saturday’s Oso mudslide could not have triggered the disaster. “Seismograph readings show no indication of an earthquake in association with the landslide,” said a statement from the agency. However, recordings from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington show…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, The Blotter | Topics: earthquake, landslide, Oso mudslide

December 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Small quakes under Hood Canal called ‘routine’

The Associated Press SEABECK, Kitsap County — The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network director says small quakes recorded overnight under the Hood Canal near Seabeck are routine. Director John Vidale says they follow a trend of small quakes in the area and are “nothing to get alarmed about.” He says it was a bit unusual for a 3.4 magnitude quake…

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