Earthquake shakes Sweet Home, east Linn County

Tremor reported located about 14 miles north of Sweet Home


October 5, 2022

An earthquake shook east Linn County just before 6 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 7, centered about 14 miles north of Sweet Home, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS reported the magnitude at 4.4 and that it occurred about 8.87 miles deep in the earth, about 9 miles east/southeast of Lacomb.

Sweet Home Police reported receiving “multiple calls” from residents following the tremor.

Linn County Road Department reported personnel are inspecting roads and bridges in the area for damage.

We will update this report as more information becomes available.


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