LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Washington State earthquake today 2013 has erupted near Oregon. The Washington earthquake tonight January 30, 2013 began fifteen minutes ago and was centered near Vancouver and Portland, Oregon.
Officials tell news that a 3.6 magnitude Washington earthquake tonight erupted shortly after 5:03 PM local time. The quake, however, had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only five miles below the earth’s surface. As a result the quake could be felt across the vicinity. Unlike recent Washington earthquakes, this one was centered on land.
USGS reports to news that the quake began two miles east of Amboy. The quake was four miles from Yacolt and nine miles form Lewisville. The quake was also began twenty-two miles from Vancouver and thirty miles from Portland.
Today’s quake was centered near a 3.1 magnitude quake in November 2012. That quake was five miles from Felida and Hazel Dell South.
The November quake was roughly eleven miles northwest of Portland, Oregon and eight miles from Vancouver. The quake struck east of Astoria and south of Centralia, USGS indicated to news at the time. Previously another Washington quake erupted west of Republic, Kettle Falls and Colville. It was also south of Tonasket and north of Quincy.