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After earthquake in Seattle California residents felt another earthquake Friday morning, with a 4.9-magnitude quake registering Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Two earthquakes shook the Puget Sound region in Washington state early Friday morning, with the temblors felt into British Columbia and across the Cascade Mountains into the eastern part of the state.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles northeast of Seattle. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles northeast of Seattle.


The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday and was followed by a series of eight aftershocks. The earthquake was felt around the sound from Arlington to Seattle and as far as Bremerton, CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reported.








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In what appears to be the latest aftershock, Friday morning’s quake in Ridgecrest comes just days after a 6.4-magnitude quake and 7.1-magnitude quake unfurled on July 4 and 5, respectively.


That wasn’t the only unusual seismic activity that happened on the West Coast Friday morning, as a 4.6-magnitude quake hit 40 miles northeast of Seattle Friday morning, registering just southwest of Three Lakes, Washington.


Police in nearby Lake Stephens posted on Twitter that there have been no reports of damage and no injuries. The Snohomish County sheriff reported the same.


Numerous viewers reported feeling the earthquake. “We were sound asleep and the whole house shook and we all woke up. We are spooked and still awake,” Rob Fuhriman told the station.


KIRO meteorologist Nick Allard reports the earthquake was the largest to hit the region since the magnitude 6.8 Nisqually earthquake on Feb. 28, 2001 that struck east of Olympia.  That quake caused some injuries and widespread damage, including to the air traffic control tower at Sea-Tac Airport.





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