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Earthquake hits Seattle area, felt as far as Vancouver

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VANCOUVER – A magnitude-4.6 earthquake that struck outside Seattle was reportedly felt as far north as the Vancouver area.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake struck just before 3 a.m. in the area of Three Lakes, Wash., about 40 kilometres northeast of Seattle.

An interactive map on the USGS website shows several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking.

Bruce Claggett with NEWS 1130 in Vancouver was one who felt the tremble.

“We were both lying in bed, my wife and I and just felt this jolt, looked over and the whole window was rattling. It lasted for about 4 or 5 seconds and I said to my wife ‘that’s got to be an earthquake’ and sure enough, it was.”

There are no reports of injuries.


With files from NEWS 1130