Left Menu
Development News Edition

Quake rattles greater Seattle area; no link to California Quake

PTI | Everett | Updated: 13-07-2019 00:06 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 00:04 IST
Quake rattles greater Seattle area; no link to California Quake
Image Credit:

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. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The initial jolt was recorded at 2:51 am on Friday.

The state Department of Transportation said the agency would be inspecting bridges but had no reports of damage. The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.

The Northwest is especially prone to earthquakes. The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001 when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington. That quake caused some injuries and widespread damage, including to the air traffic control tower at Sea-Tac Airport. Further south along the Pacific coast, a magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes was felt widely in the region on Friday morning. There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 and the 7.1 quakes that occurred the next day.

David Caruso, a USGS geophysicist, told The Seattle Times the Washington state quake was due to a thrust fault, in which one side of a fault pushed upward relative to its opposite side. Such quakes are common in the Cascade Mountain range. Caruso said the Northwest quake had no connection to the recent earthquakes in California.



5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...


Latest News

VECV to acquire bus business of Volvo Group India for over Rs 100 cr

Eicher Motors on Thursday said its arm VECV will acquire Volvo Groups bus business in India for Rs 100.5 crore. Definitive agreements have been signed for the integration of Volvo Bus India VBI business into VECV, Eicher Motors said in...

Silva, the City wizard who helped to redefine English soccer

Therell be no standing ovation in a full stadium for David Silva after his final appearance for Manchester City. He wont be grabbing a microphone Pablo Zalabeta-style and making a triumphant speech to Citys fans, either. Not that its his ...

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations'

Pakistan on Thursday summoned a senior Indian diplomat from the Indian High Commission here to register its protest over the alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control LoC. The Pakistan Foreign Office said i...

Lockdown lands domestic abuse on British financial sector radar

Some of Britains biggest financial and legal firms have stepped up support for staff and customers suffering domestic abuse after the coronavirus lockdown shed new light on the scale of a problem affecting millions nationwide. Legislation n...

Give Feedback