Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits Just Outside Seattle

In Mountlake Terrace, Police Commander Mike Haynes said the agency received "a few 911 calls to report the quake, but no reports of injury or property damage".

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude natural disaster has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. It came days after a swarm of more than two dozen small earthquakes shook under Mount Hood.

The quake was followed a couple of minutes later by an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5, according to USGS.

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.

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The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.

The Northwest is especially prone to earthquakes.

The Seattle quake occurred the same day as a 4.9 magnitude natural disaster was measured in southern California.

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