3.4 earthquake shakes areas near Darrington

A shallow 3.4 magnitude earthquake sent a brief jolt through rural Snohomish County near Darrington on Monday morning.

The quake occurred at 11:40 a.m. about 11 miles south of Darrington and seven miles east of Verlot. The location is believed to be on part of the South Whidbey Island fault, said Bill Steele, spokesman for the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington.

“If it was right under your house, it felt like a car just banged into your house,” Steele said.

Coincidentally, a statewide earthquake drill is planned today between 9:45 and 10 a.m. and will be triggered through an Emergency Alert System message on broadcast media.

Also coincidentally, the national earthquake conference is in Seattle today through Saturday.

See details of Monday’s earthquake and “shake” maps at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, www.pnsn.org, under “latest PNW quakes.”

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