Oregon

3.2 Earthquake Recorded In Portland Area

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 9:45 a.m. | Portland

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Recent earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, as of Monday morning.

Recent earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, as of Monday morning.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Monday morning a minor 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Portland-Vancouver area. The quake’s epicenter was reported on the Washington side of the border, under the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland.

John Vidale, the director of the University of Washington’s Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said the quake was slightly larger than original numbers reported.

“3.2 is the number we ended up with. It started out about a 3 and our second estimate was a little bigger,” he said. “Turns out there have been about 5 to 10 earthquakes similar to that one in that place over the years as we’ve been watching”

Vidale said that because this earthquake was about 15 miles deep, not many people felt it. He said no injuries or damages were reported.

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