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November 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Small quake rattles northeastern Oregon

The Associated Press JOSEPH, Ore. — A small earthquake struck northeast Oregon on Monday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was of magnitude 3.4. The dispatch center at the Wallowa County sheriff’s office says it got one report from a resident who said her windows rattled. The geology agency says the earthquake was centered five miles east…


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October 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Small quake shakes southern Puget Sound area

A small earthquake rattled the southern Puget Sound area, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 quake struck shortly before midnight Saturday and was centered about 8 miles northeast of Olympia. The Thurston County Sheriff’s office says there have been no reports of damage or injury. But some…


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July 28, 2014 at 9:56 AM

3.6 earthquake shakes up central Puget Sound

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A 3.6 magnitude earthquake shook up the central Puget Sound area Monday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake’s epicenter was three miles east of Belfair and was located about 13.6 miles down. It hit just past 4 a.m. No damage was immediately reported.  


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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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