Magnitude-4.6 quake hits Seattle area, felt as far as Vancouver

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Seattle Area

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Seattle Area

That was the popular question Friday morning as residents around Western Washington awoke to news that a 4.6-magnitude quake rattled near Puget Sound and Seattle just before 3 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude after shock was recorded further south in Monroe.

The quake occurred near Three Lakes, Washington at 2:51 a.m. local time.

Several smaller earthquakes have shaken the Monroe area since then.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said in a tweet that the agency would be inspecting bridges Friday morning, but had no reports of damage.

The Northwest is especially prone to earthquakes. There was a magnitude 6.4 quake centered in Ridgecrest, California, July 4 and a 7.1 on July 5 in the same area.

A flurry of seismic activity in Snohomish County has people on edge after two earthquakes, magnitudes 4.6 and 3.5, shook the area. There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 natural disaster on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day.

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