- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A small earthquake was reported near Bellingham in the San Juan Islands, one of a dozen tiny quakes within a few miles of each other that began Sunday night.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/8aKU9N ) the 3.1 magnitude quake was reported at 3:03 a.m. Monday in the Salish Sea about one-half mile between the northern tip of San Juan Island and the southwestern tip of Orcas Island.

The Pacific Seismic Network says it was measured at 8.5 miles deep.

No damage was reported, but it woke up at least 120 San Juan Island residents who reported the quake on the USGS web page “Did You Feel It?”

Two additional tiny quakes were recorded in the same general region almost simultaneously at 2:42 p.m. Monday.

Nine smaller quakes hit the immediate area within the last day.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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