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3.4 quake strikes just off Whidbey Island

Seismograph showing earthquake that hit near Whidbey Island on May 11, 2017 (Photo: Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)

EVERETT, Wash. -- Another quake has rattled the Puget Sound region -- only this time it wasn't on the Kitsap Peninsula.

A quake estimated in magnitude of 3.4 struck just off Whidbey Island just before 11 a.m. Thursday. It was slightly downgraded from the original report of a magnitude of 3.5.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake was centered about 12 miles west of Everett and a few miles south of Freeland at a depth of 14.5 miles.

Reports of feeling the quake have come in from Seattle, Arlington, and Bellevue. There are no reports of damage or injuries and none would be expected in a quake that small.

It's the latest quake in a series of small quakes to hit the Puget Sound region over the past week -- almost all on the Kitsap Peninsula. A 3.6 quake hit just after midnight Thursday morning and was felt by 700 people.

The quake Thursday afternoon was several miles away from the Kitsap swarm.


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