4.6 quake rattles Seattle region in the middle of the night

Clay Curtis
July 13, 2019

The natural disaster, which had a depth of 24.3 km, was unsurprisingly felt in Seattle, but it was felt in multiple parts of B.C.as well.

A 4.6 magnitude quake rumbled from near Monroe early Friday morning, shaking buildings to the southwest around Seattle while most of Capitol Hill slept through the ride.

Also Friday, there was a 4.9-magnitude natural disaster in Ridgecrest, CA., and a small 2.5-magnitude quake in Mexico City.

The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.

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The area is about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. "We are spooked and still awake", Rob Fuhriman told the station. The quake was relatively shallow, originating about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map. The agency stated that it was 3.1 kilometers down.

Initial USGS reports had described the larger trembling as a magnitude 4.4 quake that began less deep in the earth's surface.

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

Residents of Vancouver, Victoria and other spots near the border jumped on Twitter in the middle of the night to say they felt shaking.

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