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Monday evening earthquake rattles much of Clark County

Temblor measured 2.65 and was centered west of Lacamas Lake

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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A small earthquake rattled parts of east Clark County on Monday evening, causing no damage but prompting numerous calls to emergency dispatchers.

The 2.65-magnitude temblor struck at 6:58 p.m. and was centered in an area west of Lacamas Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A map from the USGS showed the epicenter directly under Skyridge Middle School, east of the intersection of Northwest Parker Street and Northwest Leadbetter Drive.

The USGS reported the quake’s depth at 6.8 kilometers, or 4.22 miles beneath the surface.

The quake prompted a flurry of calls to emergency dispatchers, with callers believing they’d felt an explosion, but fire crews were unable to find anything and cleared the call.

A shake map from the USGS showed the quake was felt either weakly in much of Clark County and in north and northeast Portland. Most people reporting described the shaking as weak to light, with no damage reported.

If you felt the quake, you can add to the scientific understanding of the quake by filing a Felt Report with the USGS.

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