A swarm of small earthquakes occurring Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning gently rattled the Bremerton area.
A 3.3 magnitude quake struck at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday 16 miles deep beneath the seafloor just east of Manette, according to Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Smaller aftershocks continued through Thursday morning. About 20 tremors were recorded in an area between Enetai, Manchester and the south end of Bainbridge Island.
No injuries or property damage was reported, according to the Kitsap Department of Emergency Management.
Bill Steele with the Seismic Network said based on the characteristics of the earthquakes, it is possible the swarm was created by breaking along the Seattle Fault, which runs beneath central Puget Sound. The depth of the epicenters makes it hard to draw firm conclusions.