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Small earthquake hits northwest Washington state

A minor earthquake hit northwest Washington state on Tuesday morning, April 5.

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported that the 3.5-magnitude temblor hit at 11:06 a.m. in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. It was about 32 miles deep, the USGS reported.

The earthquake’s epicenter was about 8 miles from Ault Field, the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island.

Within a half an hour, 35 people in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and 10 in Coupeville, Wash., reported to the USGS that they felt it.

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