Hundreds report quake south of Portland
Friday, September 7, 2012
Several hundred people reported feeling a 3.5 magnitude earthquake Friday night that was centered about 27 miles south of Portland.
There were no reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:57 p.m. about six miles west-southwest of the small town of Molalla. It was felt by many in Portland and its suburbs.
USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin tells The Oregonian that about 400 reports were filed with his agency’s website in less than an hour by area residents who felt the jolt.
The quake occurred at a depth of 14.4 miles.
Baldwin says if you were sitting still, you’d probably notice a quake of that size. If you were moving, you might not.