Rainier Earthquake Swarm Doesn't Mean Eruption is Near

More than two dozen small earthquakes shook Rainier this past week, but there's no need to worry, say seismologists.
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Rainier: close enough to the city that earthquake swarms are, well, freaky.

Earthquake swarms are common at volcanos, says one seismologist in this Seattle Times report. Thankfully—because 20-plus quakes shook Mount Rainier recently. The largest of them clocked in at a magnitude of 1.6.