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Exactly one week after 3 significant earthquakes hit the BC coast, a 4.6 magnitude quake struck near Seattle, WA early Friday.
According to the USGS, the quake struck near Three Lakes, Washington, around 2:51 am PT and was reportedly felt in the Seattle area.
- Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island
- 3 significant earthquakes strike off BC coast early Friday
Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was detected near Monroe, Washington.
Automatic detection of seismic event: magnitude 4.6 – 12 Jul 2:51 PDT – SEATTLE, WA region
— Earthquakes Canada (@CANADAquakes) July 12, 2019
A tsunami was not expected following Friday’s early morning earthquakes.
Several reports of the earthquake being felt in and around Vancouver were made on the USGS website:
On the evening of July 3, the strongest earthquake of 2019 in the region was felt when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the coast of British Columbia, according to the US Geological Survey.
Thousands of earthquake occur in the province every year, but only a small fraction have a magnitude of 3.0 and over. The 6.2 earthquake early July was the most powerful earthquake in BC since October 21, 2018.
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) July 12, 2019
Tsunami Info Stmt: M4.7 030mi NE Seattle, Washington 0252PDT Jul 12: Tsunami NOT expected
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) July 12, 2019