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Vancouver shaken by magnitude 4.6 natural disaster off coast of Washington State

13 July 2019

An early Friday morning quake that struck Washington State was felt on Vancouver Island, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The 4.6-magnitude quake hit just before 3 a.m.at Three Lakes, WA., located about 56 kilometres north of Seattle.

A second quake, measured at magnitude 3.5, was reported near Monroe a few minutes afterward.

Two earthquakes shook the Puget Sound region in Washington state early Friday morning, with the temblors felt into British Columbia and across the Cascade Mountains into the eastern part of the state. Numerous viewers reported feeling the natural disaster. The Washington State Department of Transportation said in a tweet that the agency would be inspecting bridges Friday morning, but had no reports of damage.

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

KIRO reports the quake is the largest to hit the region since the 6.8 M 2001 Nisqually natural disaster. Thrust faults are common in the Cascade Range, Caruso said.

Vancouver shaken by magnitude 4.6 natural disaster off coast of Washington State