3.6 earthquake continues swarm in Kitsap County, Wash.

KING 5

A new round of earthquakes struck the Kitsap County region Thursday morning, in the same vicinity where some other quakes hit within the past week. Hundreds of people reported feeling a 3.6 magnitude quake to USGS all the way from Bremerton to Seattle.

This map from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network shows you were all the quakes have been over the past few days. 

Thursday morning two earthquakes were recorded at magnitudes 2.6 and 3.6. Wednesday morning a series of quakes measured between magnitude 3.4 and 1.1.

The strongest of the Wednesday morning quakes struck beneath the waters of Puget Sound along the Seattle-Bremerton ferry route.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

University of Washington seismologist John Vidale said about 40 small earthquakes had hit Kitsap County in the past week.

Vidale said more small earthquakes are expected. He theorizes liquid may be moving through the Earth's crust.

At this point, Vidale does not sound concerned about the swarm of small quakes. He said if they reached a magnitude of 5.0 or higher, then seismologists might put out a statement.

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