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Magnitude 3 earthquake reported in Carnation

Tuesday morning's quake is the third in the area in less than 24 hours.
Credit: USGS

CARNATION, Wash. — A magnitude 3 earthquake was recorded just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Carnation.

According to the USGS, the quake was about 3 miles from the city. 

More than 150 people reported feeling the quake in the area. 

Two smaller earthquakes on Monday preceded Tuesday morning's quake. The first reported was a 2.9 magnitude about 2.5 miles south of Monroe in Snohomish County around 2:40 a.m. The second quake reported was a 2.2 magnitude about 5 miles northeast of Carnation in King County. It happened at 12:05 p.m.