3.2 earthquake hits Portland/Vancouver area

3.2 earthquake hits Portland/Vancouver area

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 5:23 PM

Poll:
Did you feel the 3.1 earthquake that hit Monday morning?

PORTLAND -- A 3.2 earthquake struck at 6:15 a.m. about four miles west of Vancouver, according to the USGS.

The quake was about 12 miles below the surface. The USGS latitude, longitude bearings put the quake on the Columbia River at Kelley Point Park. It was originally recorded at 3.1.

Emergency dispatchers reported several calls, but no reports of damage.

Did you feel the quake? Email us at newsdesk@kgw.com.

Here are some excerpts from viewers who contacted KGW to say they felt the quake:

I'm here in Salmon Creek (Vancouver) and I was wide awake at 6:15," said viewer Mary Lockhart, "The knick knacks on my dresser shook pretty darn good. I've been through earthquakes before and knew we'd just had one."

"It was just a quick jolt, just me and a co-worker in Tanasbourne office," said Brian Oliver, "All our monitors shook for a second and we felt the little jolt."

"I was sitting in my living room," said Jackie Edmonds, who lives north of Hazel Dell. "My husband was in the kitchen. It was so quick I just had enough time to shout to him, 'earthquake!' and it was over."

 

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