3.7 magnitude quake hits SW Wash., two smaller quakes follow

3.7 magnitude quake hits SW Wash., two smaller quakes follow

Credit: KING

Three earthquakes struck near Morton, Wash. the afternoon of August 23, 2013.

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 7:15 PM

MORTON, Wash. -- An earthquake with a 3.7 magnitude has shaken parts of southwestern Washington.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said Friday the quake happened about 17 miles south of Morton near Mount St. Helens. It occurred a little after 2:30 p.m.

The depth of the quake was about 9 miles.

Later in the afternoon, two smaller quakes occurred within minutes of each other in the same general area. Those earthquakes were a magnitude 3.3 at 6:08 p.m. and 3.0 at 6:12 p.m.

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