NEWS BRIEFS: Magnitude 3.7 quake hits near Quinault … and other items

QUINAULT — The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 occurred in the Olympic Peninsula at about noon Sunday, but there are no reports of damage.

The USGS said the earthquake was about 15 miles northeast of Quinault and about 25 miles deep.

A Grays Harbor County dispatcher said no damage has been reported.

One hurt in wreck

PORT ANGELES — A 61-year-old woman was taken to Olympic Medical Center for minor injuries after a single-vehicle wreck Saturday evening.

At about 5:40 p.m., the woman drove off the road heading east in the 2000 block of Edgewood Drive and hit a telephone pole, according to Assistant Chief Mike DeRousie of Clallam Fire District No. 2.

Both the woman and the 13-year-old girl who was with her were wearing seat belts and the airbags were deployed.

The fire district did not identify either of the vehicle’s occupants.

The girl got herself out of the 2012 Toyota Camry without injury. First responders helped the driver out of the vehicle, he said.

The girl was released to her mother.

Peeps diorama

SEQUIM — Entries are invited into the inaugural Sequim Peeps Diorama exhibit.

The city Arts Advisory Commission is hosting the exhibit, which will be displayed in the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., from April 3-14.

Artists of all ages are invited to create a diorama scene using Peeps candy.

Entries are due at the Civic Center by noon March 20.

The dioramas must be in a cardboard box no larger than 15 inches by 15 inches and must contain at least one Peeps candy.

The entries will be judged on creativity and originality in theme, creative use and/or manipulation of Peeps candy, and artful design.

For more information, see, pick up a brochure at the Civic Center or contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or

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