Another Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area 4.6 Magnitude In California – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale shook the Puget Sound region in Washington state early Friday morning.
Another Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area 4.6 Magnitude In California:
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit the Three Lakes area of Washington. According to the Seattle Weather blog, the quake “woke up an entire region” when it struck at 2.51 a.m.
The shaking emanated from Three Lakes, Snohomish County, about nine miles east of downtown Everett. The earthquake was relatively shallow, and originated about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map.
Three Lakes Washington 4.6 Earthquake Seattle:
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles northeast of Seattle. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles northeast of Seattle.
“We were sound asleep and the whole house shook and we all woke up. We are spooked and still awake,” Rob Fuhriman told the station.
“After the 4.6 earthquake this morning officers conducted checks of the city’s infrastructure. No reports of damage and none located at this time. For more info on preparedness visit the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management web page.” Police in nearby Lake Stephens posted on Twitter
National Weather Service even posted pictures of the “Pretty post Earthquake #sunrise this morning.”
One woman tweeted “we just had an earthquake here in Seattle. Our bed was shaking and hitting the wall,” adding that it “felt so strong.”
West Seattle Blog said that the quake “isn’t huge but certainly the strongest in the region in quite some time,” pointing out that it was the first quake “of at least 4 magnitude since February 2017.”
“It’s been widely felt throughout the Seattle area,” said Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist.
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) July 12, 2019
After the 4.6 earthquake this morning officers conducted checks of the city’s infrastructure. No reports of damage and none located at this time. For more info on preparedness visit the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management web page. https://t.co/L06fZPNsLe pic.twitter.com/JOXHnvKeYR
— Lake Stevens Police (@LKS_POLICE) July 12, 2019
Pretty post Earthquake #sunrise this morning in Seattle with a nice #sunpillar. Areas of morning low clouds and fog otherwise partly sunny today with highs in the upper 60s to near 80. #wawx pic.twitter.com/09X00FRgWQ
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) July 12, 2019