February 23, 2017 / 7:08 AM / 5 months ago

Small earthquake shakes northwest Washington state

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(Reuters) - An 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Washington state on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded 75 miles (120 km) west of Seattle, Washington at about 9 p.m. local time, according to the USGS website.

"As my youngest said, it felt like the washer and dryer turned on," tweeted Megan Henry, a mother of three in nearby Tahuya, Washington.

There were no initial reports of damage or casualties. No tsunami was expected, the National Weather Service said on Twitter.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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