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Earthquake affects Bill Gates Meeting

Screams erupted at a hotel where Microsoft founder Bill Gates was addressing an education and technology
conference when an earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest. Some audience members were knocked down by others trying to get out.

Video of the
speech showed ths tage shaking violently and overhead lights falling onto the floor.

In downtown Portland, Oregon, office buildings swayed for 30
seconds and local TV stations heard from viewers telling of a rolling motion across the area.

In downtown