Thursday, May 23, 2024

Early morning Seattle earthquake felt on Vancouver Island


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

The earthquake measured 4.6 on the Richter magnitude scale and originated just north of Seattle in the Three Lakes region at 2:51 a.m.

Approximately seven minutes after the initial quake, a 3.5 magnitude aftershock occured in the Monroe area of Washington state.

According to Natural Resources Canada and the US Geological Survey, the initial earthquake could be “lightly felt” in the Greater Victoria and Vancouver areas.

A map of where the earthquake could be felt is below:

(Graph / US Geological Survey)

Authorities have not issued any tsunami warnings or advisories, and no serious injuries or damage has been reported yet.

Last week, four significant earthquakes were reported off the Coast of BC, near the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

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Adam Chan
Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

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