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Small earthquake felt in region


The star at the left edge marks the spot the USGS map pegs as the center of the earthquake. - USGS map

If you felt a little shaking Monday morning, that wasn't just a big truck passing by.

The region felt an earthquake at about 10:49 a.m. Monday, centered about 15.5 miles southwest of Coulee Dam.

The U.S. Geological Survey website indicates the shaking was reported by nine "citizen scientists" from Tonasket to Davenport.

The magnitude 3.5 quake was likely centered about a mile underground, west of Banks Lake in Douglas County, roughly halfway down the length of the lake, according to data on the USGS site.

Asked about possible damage at Grand Coulee Dam, North Dam or Dry Falls Dam, a Burea...

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