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Magnitude-4.8 earthquake widely felt across Washington state

AP  |  Seattle 

Authorities say a magnitude-4.8 earthquake in Canada was widely felt across northwest Washington state, but no major damage or injuries have been reported.

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck around 11:40 p.M. Yesterday 11 miles northeast of Victoria, Canada.

Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, says it was felt for a radius of 150 miles.

He says he hasn't heard of any major damage or recorded any aftershocks.

Tom Eades, a 911 dispatcher with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office in Washington, says the agency received lots of calls but no reports of damage or injuries.

The agency is in the San Juan Islands, between Vancouver Island in British Columbia and mainland Washington.

The USGS website has recorded more than 10,000 reports of the quake being felt.

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First Published: Wed, December 30 2015. 20:48 IST
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