3.3 magnitude quake hits near Sherwood, Oregon

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by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 7 at 6:32 AM

 A 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Sherwood Sunday evening, according to the USGS. 

The quake struck at 8:33 p.m. local time and was measured at a depth of about 12 miles. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be 7.5 miles North/Northeast of Newberg. 

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was a reminder of where we live but not cause for alarm, Portland State University geology professor Scott Burns told KGW late Sunday evening.

More: USGS magnitude report

"We felt it in Tigard at about 8:35 p.m., as did our neighbors who came out of their homes to see if others had felt the "JOLT" too," Glenn Comuntzis wrote to KGW.

"I heard a big thud and then the bed started shaking," said Carol Woolverton of Beaverton, "I was upstairs. My husband was downstairs on the other side of the house and heard the thud as well.  My son who lives off of SouthwestScholls Ferry and Southwest Davies in Beaverton heard and felt the same thing."

Share your experience: Did you feel it?

According to the USGS a smaller quake of 1.6 preceded the 3.3 quake by ten minutes. 

Just last week, an 8.2 magnitude quake off Chile sparked Tsunami warnings and refocused attention in Oregon on the risks for a large-magnitude Cascadia Subduction Zone quake in the northwest. 

More: Geologists say northwest overdue for the Big One

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