2-magnitude quake recorded off coast of El Salvador

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A 3.6 magnitude natural disaster is the latest and largest in a swarm of quakes over the past week near Bremerton.

Seismologists at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network have been watching the tremors, and they have a theory that the quakes are being caused by fluid moving underneath the earth's crust. It was one of four earthquakes across the nation reported during the 24 hour period. It was centered about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) east of Bremerton and about 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of Seattle. However, ongoing quakes can sometimes indicate a larger event.

In PNSN's "Seismo blog" Thursday afternoon, Renate Hartog wrote that the Seattle Fault runs right through the area of the current swarm.

A new round of earthquakes struck the Kitsap County region Thursday morning, in the same vicinity where some other quakes hit within the past week. More information on this quake is available on the USGS event page.

The USGS says more than 550 people reported feeling the quake as of Wednesday morning.

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