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Magnitude-4.6 quake hits Seattle area, felt as far as Vancouver

Magnitude-4.6 quake hits Seattle area, felt as far as Vancouver

The quake occurred near Three Lakes, Washington at 2:51 a.m. local time.

A magnitude-4.6 natural disaster that struck outside Seattle has reportedly been felt as far north as the Vancouver area.

Two, much stronger earthquakes shook the state last weekend and triggered thousands of aftershocks.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS affiliate KIRO-TV showed the moment the natural disaster hit Everett, Washington. The Washington State Department of Transportation said in a tweet that the agency would be inspecting bridges Friday morning, but had no reports of damage.

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

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits just outside Seattle
An interactive map on the USGS website shows several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking. There was a magnitude 6.4 quake centered in Ridgecrest, California, July 4 and a 7.1 on July 5 in the same area.

The Northwest is especially prone to earthquakes.

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

A day earlier, B.C. recorded a 6.2-magnitude natural disaster between Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii but it was unrelated to the one in California. There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 natural disaster on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day. Such quakes are common in the Cascade Mountain range.

He said the quake did not have any connection to recent tremors in California, and that it was too shallow to have originated in the Cascadia subduction zone off the Washington coast, where "stress and strain has been building for a long time".


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