A magnitude-4.6 quake that struck outside Seattle has reportedly been felt as far north as the Vancouver area.
Bill Steele, seismology lab coordinator with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said this quake was related to the North American crust, not the Cascadia subduction zone - which is the source of nightmarish scenarios for a mega natural disaster in the Northwest.
According to the USGS, earthquakes between magnitude 4.0 to magnitude 4.9 can disturb dishes and can cause walls to make a cracking sound and feels like a heavy truck hitting a building. A magnitude 3.5 aftershock was reported in the minutes afterward nearby.
The initial jolt was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.
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The Washington quake follows two larger temblors in California last week.
The US Geological Survey's mapping of reports from around the area showed that the quake was felts as far away as Olympia.
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