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Small quake Christmas Eve

Northwestern Mason County received a small jolt early Christmas Eve.

A light earthquake registering 4.1 on the Richter scale struck at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 24.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter was 3.8 miles west of Quilcene at a depth of 31 miles.

It was the second 4.0 or greater quake to hit the Olympic Peninsula this year after a 4.3 quake was felt in Port Townsend on Oct. 9.

No damage was reported.

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