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Earthquake shakes cities south of Portland

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake that hit east of Woodburn was felt throughout the Willamette Valley and Portland metro area Friday night, including in Lake Oswego and West Linn.

The earthquake occurred at 9:57 p.m., about eight miles southeast of Woodburn and six miles southwest of Molalla, according to the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center.

The epicenter was not far from where the 5.6 Spring Break Quake occurred in 1993. The quake struck at a depth of 14 miles below the earth’s surface, NEIC reports.

By 11 p.m., the NEIC had received 498 responses from people who thought they had felt the quake.

Those responses came from as far north as Washougal, across the Oregon-Washington border, and as far west as Gaston in rural Washington County.

There were no serious reports of damage, according to dispatchers with North Marion County Communications.

Courtesy of KOIN Local 6 news.