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M3.1 earthquake reported near Stanwood

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — An earthquake registering magnitude 3.1 was reported by seismologists about 4:47pm this evening, November 16th.

The earthquake was centered about 13.5 miles south-southwest from Mount Vernon. Reports indicate it occurred at a depth of about 18 miles.

No tsunami is expected.

Earthquakes in the magnitude range of 2 to 4 are considered “minor” and likely only detectable by people in the nearby vicinity.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake.

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