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Earthquake confirmed Wednesday evening in the Mifflintown area

From staff reports

MIFFLINTOWN — Residents of Juniata County may have felt a slight rumble Wednesday night.

The United States Geological Survey confirmed a minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake 18 kilometers (11 miles) south, south west of Mifflintown with a depth of 29.03 kilometers (18 miles) deep around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When contacted, Jonathan Tytel, a geophysician with the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Center, located in Colorado, said as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, there were no reports of aftershocks.

As of approximately 9:45 p.m., 888 residents reported feeling the quake to the USGS website’s “Felt It” page at earthquake.usgs.gov. Tytel said USGS encourages residents who felt the earthquake to report their experience to the website.

When contacted, the Juniata County Communications Center said they did not receive any calls regarding an earthquake.

Brief power outages were reported by residents of Juniata County.

No further information was available as of press time Wednesday.

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