3.5 magnitude earthquake rattles metro area

3.5 magnitude earthquake rattles metro area

MOLALLA, Ore. -- A 3.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the suburbs of Portland on Friday night.

According to officials at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a 3.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 9:57 p.m. Sept. 7. The earthquake was felt in Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Tualatin, West Linn and several other areas.

One woman from Lake Oswego said she was reading a book when the earthquake hit.

"And suddenly, it felt like a truck was coming across the back toward my residence," she said. "However, I live on the (Willamette River), so it couldn't have been a truck. And then I instantly looked outside and on that corner, I have a China cabinet and it was shaking and the things inside were shaking, so I jumped up and called my daughter who lives near me and I said, 'Did you feel that?' And she said, 'Yes, I felt it. We've just had an earthquake.' So I hung up and called another friend who lives in Lake Oswego and she felt it, too. Then she asked, 'Did you see anything move?' and I said, 'No, I didn't look.' Then I looked at my wall and the picture over my sofa tipped, so I not only heard it, but felt it."

The epicenter of the earthquake was not far from the infamous Spring Break Quake from 1993 that was 5.6.

So far, there are no reports of any damages.