Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

Magnitude 4.6 quake hits just outside Seattle

A map showing the location of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in Three Lakes Washington Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits just outside Seattle
Patty Aguilar | 13 July, 2019, 06:25

A minor quake that struck outside Seattle has reportedly been felt as far north as the Vancouver area.

A flurry of seismic activity in Snohomish County has people on edge after two earthquakes, magnitudes 4.6 and 3.5, shook the area.

According to the USGS, the quake struck near Three Lakes, Washington, around 2:51 am PT and was reportedly felt in the Seattle area.

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My Neighborhood News Network reporter Larry Vogel said he was startled awake a few minutes before 3 a.m. Friday by the sound of rattling windows. "That woke me from my sleep..." "No sooner had things calmed down when the aftershock hit - a bit milder".

The state Department of Transportation said the agency would be inspecting bridges, but had no reports of damage.

Friday's quake is "more related to California kind of being dragged north and pressing us up against the buttress of British Columbia", Steele told KUOW's Angela King.

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