Overnight magnitude 4.6 natural disaster rattles Washington’s Puget Sound region

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2019

Two earthquakes struck the Puget Sound region early Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The first - a 4.6 magnitude quake - his just before 3 a.m. and was centered in Three Lakes, Snohomish County, about nine miles east of downtown Everett.

People reported shaking in the Seattle area to as far south as Tacoma and Olympia, the USGS said.

Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude natural disaster was detected near Monroe, Washington. Earthquakes can increase the risk of volcanic eruption, according to the USGS.

Friday's quake is "more related to California kind of being dragged north and pressing us up against the buttress of British Columbia", Steele told KUOW's Angela King.

The quake happened at 2:51 a.m. local time in Three Lakes, Wa.

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