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Earthquake rattles dishes, fire-weary residents in north-central Washington

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COULEE DAM — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled some dishes, as well as fire-weary residents, Tuesday morning about 23 miles north of the Coulee Dam.

The quake struck at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reports. No major damage was immediately reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located on the Colville Indian Reservation. The epicenter is not far from the fire damaged areas of Omak, Twisp Okanogan.

Sandy Grods, a resident of the Tonasket area described hearing a loud “boom” right before the quake.

“The windows really rattled and shook,” Grods said.

Grods said her windows suffered minor damages. Friends from as far away as British Colombia felt the quake, she said.

For more information on the quake, click here. 

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