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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene.

Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, which struck at 8:42 a.m. Saturday.

USGS Geophysicist Paul Caruso says there usually isn’t any damage from quakes lower than magnitude 5.5.

City of Springfield officials said they haven’t received any reports of damage from residents or to infrastructure.

The Oregon Department of Transportation, which conducted visual inspections of bridges in the Eugene-Springfield area, said there was no damage to any roadways or bridges.

The quake was centered about 12 miles east of Eugene. It was about 4 miles deep, which Caruso says is considered shallow.

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