Small Quake Reported Near Duvall, Washington

May 26, 2010

A number of residents in the suburbs north and east of Seattle, Wash., were shaken awake on May 25 by a small earthquake.

The University of Washington reports the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded a 3.4 magnitude quake at 5:21, about four miles deep between Duvall and Carnation.

There are no reports of damage. A U.S. Geological Survey website shows the quake was felt from Snohomish to North Bend, including Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue.

Residents told TV stations the quake sounded like thunder or a door slamming, and the shaking felt like a train or truck rumbling by, rattling mirrors, causing hanging lamps to swing and scaring dogs and cats.

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