Small earthquake detected near Washington, Pa. |

Small earthquake detected near Washington, Pa.

Tom Davidson
U.S. Geological Survey
The star on this map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows where a 2.2 magnitude was detected Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, near Washington, Pa.

There was a small earthquake early Tuesday morning about 6 miles southwest of Washington, Pa., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake happened at 2:58 a.m. and was a 2.2 magnitude tremor. Earthquakes of such magnitude cause little damage and are barely felt, USGS geophysicist Julie Dutton said.

“Right now, it looks like we have a few felt reports from Washington, Pa. and Rice’s Landing,” Dutton said.

According to the USGS website, nine reports of feeling the earthquake were filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Those who felt it may have noticed “slight shaking” and “rattling” during the quake, she said.

People who felt the quake can file a report online with the USGS here.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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