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Small earthquake rattles region

Two small earthquakes reported along Tualatin River, no damage reported


Residents across the area were rocked by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Two small earthquakes were reported along Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road on Sunday. Tremors were felt in West Linn as well.

No injuries or damage was reported.

According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the quake was recorded at 8:33 p.m. Sunday, about 11.9 miles below the surface.

The small earthquake was centered about five miles northwest of Sherwood, near the Tualatin River along Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road and Highway 210.

A 1.6 magnitude earthquake was reported 10 minutes earlier, according to the PNSN.

Though the quakes were centerred in the Sherwood area, West Linn residents reported feeling the effects as well.

"I heard the house snap, but I didn't feel it," resident Alex Kachirisky said. "My wife actually felt it. We were pretty close to each other when it happened, so she's got some extra 'spidey' sense I don't know about."

"I thought a really big truck drove by outside," Assistant City Manager Kirsten Wyatt said. "I didn't realize until this morning that it was an earthquake."

As of Monday morning, Wyatt said the city had yet to receive any reports of damage from the quake.

Indeed, some residents did not feel the effects at all.

"We live in Willamette and didn't feel a thing," Shannon Phillips Johnson said on Facebook. "Neither of our dogs or the cat reacted either."

Did you feel either quake? Share your experiences with us on The Tidings' Facebook page , or contact reporter Patrick Malee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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