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Explosion reported from across Grays Harbor, registered as small earthquake

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Aberdeen, WA – An explosion was heard and felt earlier this afternoon in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and even Montesano, but there is no need to fret, the explosion was due to a planned blasting by Weyerhaeuser.

Weyerhaeuser officials tell us, that the section 11 site had planned a blast for 3pm this afternoon, but went off a little early. Section 11 is near Ray Anderson Rd off of 101.

Usually, the blasts go unheard by residents but due to coincidental weather conditions, the blasts were more apparent. The blasts also had enough force to be registered with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network as a 1.7 earthquake.

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