Magnitude 4.6 quake shakes Seattle

Lester Mason
July 13, 2019

The state of Washington was rocked Friday morning with a 4.6 magnitude natural disaster Friday morning, the Associated Press reports.

The first temblor was a 4.6 magnitude that struck at 2:51 a.m.

Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude quake was detected near Monroe, Washington. It came days after a swarm of more than two dozen small earthquakes shook under Mount Hood.


No significant damages or injuries were reported to city infrastructure, according to Tacoma and Pierce County officials.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS affiliate KIRO-TV showed the moment the quake 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.

The quake, which was centered two miles northwest of Monroe, was felt south to Olympia, north to Vancouver, British Columbia, and east to Leavenworth. The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington. Thrust faults are common in the Cascade Range, Caruso said.

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