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Vancouver shaken by magnitude 4.6 earthquake off coast of Washington State

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DH Vancouver Staff Jul 12, 2019 6:17 am 12,389

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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.

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Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was detected near Monroe, Washington.

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:

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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.

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