October 1, 2009 in City

Small quake near Shelton

Associated Press

SHELTON, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said a minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4 was reported Wednesday night about six miles west-southwest of Shelton, Wash.

The quake was recorded at 8:10 p.m. at a depth of 27 miles.

KING-TV said there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

The Seismic Network is based at the University of Washington. Seismology lab coordinator Bill Steele said Western Washington experiences frequent quakes of about magnitude 3.0 – about 10 a year.

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