Spokane Rattled by Series of Small Quakes

From Times Wire Reports

A rare series of earthquakes jolted the eastern Washington city of Spokane, breaking some dishes but causing no serious damage or injuries.

That quake had a magnitude of 3.4 and was centered about two miles southwest of Spokane, said Waverly Person of the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.

A second quake with a magnitude of 2.8 was reported about six miles northwest of the city about 8:01 a.m. A third quake with a magnitude of about 2.0 was felt about 10 minutes later, Person said.

An earthquake of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 is the smallest generally felt by people. A magnitude 4.0 quake can cause moderate damage.

A series of aftershocks continued to shake the ground throughout the day.

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