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4.6 Earthquake Hits Seattle Area, Strongest In 18 Years

Thousands of people in the Seattle area felt the early-morning earthquake, which hit near Monroe in the Cascades foothills.

SEATTLE, WA — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook the Seattle area early Friday morning, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the strongest to hit the region since the 2001 magnitude 6.8 Nisqually quake. Read more The Patch

Is Seattle earthquake ready? It's not a matter of if, but when, experts say

Many say the earthquakes in Southern California are a wake-up call and that it’s time Washington state reevaluates its own safety plans. No deaths or major injuries were reported after Friday night's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, shaking an area from Sacramento to Mexico. Read more KOMO

Earthquake preparedness: What to do before - and during - a big one

Two powerful earthquakes that hit Southern California this week have jolted many to think about how they can better prepare for a devastating temblor. The quakes were the biggest in nearly two decades, and they were felt over a wide area. So where to start to face the seismic threat? Read more HERE

KOMO: Quakes strike off the coast of British Columbia

Three quakes shook the seabed off the coast of British Columbia overnight. The quakes were centered about 200 miles south of Prince Rupert, well out to sea. They ranged from 4.6 magnitude to 5.6 magnitude with first one hitting at 4:52 a.m. The other two quakes struck within 10 minutes. Read more KOMO NEWS4

6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Friday night, the second in less than two days. The quake was centered near Ridgecrest, location of the July 4th 6.2 magnitude temblor that was the largest in nearly 20 years. inRead invented by Teads ADVERTISEMENT That quake caused minor damage and injuries around the epicenter. This quake was much larger. Read more LA TIMES

KIRO: Earthquake in Southern California raises concerns about ‘The Big One' in Washington

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook up large parts of the southwest Thursday morning, it was the largest seismic activity registered in Los Angeles since 1999. The tremor originated 7 miles under Ridgecrest, California, located about halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, in Searles Valley, at 10:33 a.m. Read more KIRO TV7