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Small earthquake recorded near Adams

East Oregonian

Published on February 15, 2017 2:28PM

Last changed on February 15, 2017 8:20PM

ADAMS — An earthquake has been recorded in Umatilla County.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. It struck about 14 miles northeast of Pendleton, between Adams and Athena. There were no reports of damage, and several people who noticed the rumble compared it to a passing truck.

The USGS says the quake occurred at a depth of just under three miles.

A 2.9 earthquake is described as minor. Generally, it is felt by people near the epicenter but rarely causes damage. Shaking of indoor objects can be noticeable. About 100,000 such quakes occur worldwide each year.


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