3.6 quake latest in swarm of small quakes to hit Kitsap Peninsula

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BREMERTON, Wash. - The U.S. Geological Survey says at least 700 people reported feeling a 3.6 magnitude earthquake on the Kitsap Peninsula early Thursday morning.

The quake centered around Bremerton and rattled off around 12:35 a.m. It was followed by at least half a dozen smaller earthquakes, including a 2.8 aftershock almost two hours later, USGS says. No damage or injuries were reported.

The quake comes less than a day after a 3.4 quake was reported just a few miles from Bremerton. It is the latest and strongest in a swarm of small quakes to hit the region over the past few weeks.

More than 550 people reported feeling the quake on Wednesday. Another smaller quake, registering 2.7, hit about three hours later.

Officials with the National Earthquake Information Center say the tremors are part of a small swarm that is not uncommon and could last for several days.

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