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Seattle natural disaster: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today

Seattle natural disaster: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today

The tremor, which hit the Three Lakes area of Washington State, less than 20 km from Everett, was measured at magnitude-4.6 around 2:51 am today.

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

Two, much stronger earthquakes shook the state last weekend and triggered thousands of aftershocks. Numerous viewers reported feeling the quake. The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.

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The quake, which was centered two miles northwest of Monroe, was felt south to Olympia, north to Vancouver, British Columbia, and east to Leavenworth.

Initial USGS reports had described the larger trembling as a magnitude 4.4 natural disaster that began less deep in the earth's surface.

The quake initially registered as a 4.7 magnitude and was then downgraded to 4.4 before eventually going back up to a 4.6. Thrust faults are common in the Cascade Range, Caruso said.