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

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

A series of earthquakes that hit Puget Sound early Friday rattled residents across Pierce County but did not cause any major damage. The quake was relatively shallow, originating about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map.

No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, according to a tweet from the US National Tsunami Warning Center.


There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake comes a week after a pair of strong tremors shook parts of California. About 3.5K have additionally reported the quake.


The first temblor was a 4.6 magnitude that struck at 2:51 a.m. The agency stated that it was 3.1 kilometers down.

"It's been widely felt throughout the Seattle area", Paul Caruso, a United States Geological Survey geophysicist, told The Seattle Times. NWS Seattle was quick to publish a report of this natural disaster and said that the ground did shake around 0252 Pacific Daylight Time.


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

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