Quake gently rocks Clark County no damage reported

first_imgThere were no reports of damage after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck the metro area at 6:15 a.m. Monday.Dozens of email and Web comments came in to The Columbian from those who felt the quake, including several reports from Salmon Creek and Felida.By midday Monday, 206 people in the region had reported to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network that they felt the quake on the “Did you feel it?” section of its website.The tremor was centered about 12 miles below Kelley Point Park in north Portland. The park sits a few miles west of the Fruit Valley neighborhood in west Vancouver. A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in the same area around 5:30 a.m. Friday.Similar-sized quakes have been reported in that area since at least 1972. The last one of the same size was reported there in 1999, said Tim Walsh, chief hazard geologist with the Washington Department of Natural Resources.“The earthquake is a little too deep to confidently tie it to a fault,” Walsh said. “There has been a fair amount of seismicity in that area over the years.”last_img

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