Natural disaster rattles Washington, followed by aftershock

Lester Mason
July 13, 2019

The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday. An aftershock measuring 3.5 was measured minutes later in Monroe, Wash. There were no early reports of injuries and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said there was no tsunami risk.

The state of Washington was rocked Friday morning with a 4.6 magnitude natural disaster Friday morning, the Associated Press reports. "We were sound asleep and the whole house shook and we all woke up".

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 USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.


CBS News reports that the natural disaster was the largest in the Seattle area since a 6.1 quake in February 2001.

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and it was initially ruled to be a magnitude 4.7 before it was revised to a 4.4.

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