3.7 earthquake reported near Vancouver


by Frank Mungeam


Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

VANCOUVER - A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Tuesday evening about a mile northeast of Amboy, Washington and just 20 miles from Vancouver.

The quake was recorded at 5:03 p.m.

KGW viewers reported feeling the quake in areas of SW Washington including Battleground, Salmon Creek, and Washougal.

On KGW's Facebook page, people from SE Portland to Clackamas Town Center and all the way to Tualatin and West Linn, and out to Welches also reported feeling the quake.

Amy Horn wrote that her whole 2nd story apartment shook in the Vancouver Mall area.

Art Ashton in East Vancouver wrote that it "feld like something hit the corner of the house. Just a quick bang and a few creks. Not at all like other earthquakes I have felt."

Thom Watson of Gresham wrote "It seemed like someone ran through my apartment."

In Laurelwood, Mary DeWitt reported that she "felt a small jolt" and "the house creaked a bit."

Julia Westphall reported feeling it all the way out in Fairview, Oregon.

In Hockinson, Karen John wrote that "some of the family heard a loud noise and thought a door slammed or a tree fell untill the rest of us said we also felt shaking!"

Clark County dispatchers told KGW there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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