Earthquake shakes Kent

staff report

An earthquake was felt throughout the region earlier this afternoon.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey a 5.0 earthquake struck the Ontario-Quebec border region in Canada, the effects of which could be felt in smaller waves throughout the region — including here in Kent.  Students reported feeling the quake, but no damage has been reported.

The area is also under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m. this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.