Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake

Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake

The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Friday's quake, however.

Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude quake was detected near Monroe, Washington.

The natural disaster, which was centered two miles northwest of Monroe, was felt south to Olympia, north to Vancouver, British Columbia, and east to Leavenworth. "We are spooked and still awake", Rob Fuhriman told KIRO TV.

An interactive map on the USGS website shows several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking.

KIRO reports the quake is the largest to hit the region since the 6.8 M 2001 Nisqually natural disaster.

The quake initially registered as a 4.7 magnitude and was then downgraded to 4.4 before eventually going back up to a 4.6.

There isn't a connection between this natural disaster and the ones that rocked California earlier this month, Steele said.

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