Quake rattles county near Sweet Home

No damage reported in Oct. 7 incident


October 12, 2022

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This map shows the location of the earthquake felt Friday morning in Sweet Home, and other locations where the tremor was reported.

Sweet Home residents felt their houses shaking Friday morning as an earthquake that struck east Linn County just before 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, centered about 14 miles north of Sweet Home, according to 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 nine miles east/southeast of Lacomb.

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

"We had people calling, wondering what was going on," said interim Chief Jason Ogden, but he added that that was about it for effects in S...

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