Early morning Seattle natural disaster felt on Vancouver Island

The Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier

The area is about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. A USGS intensity map tracked how far away the natural disaster could be felt.

The shaking emanated from Three Lakes, Snohomish County, about nine miles east of downtown Everett.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Friday's quake, however. Police in nearby Lake Stevens reported no damage to city infrastructure.

The state Department of Transportation sent crews out to inspect bridges but no damage was found by Friday afternoon.

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

Honn Kao, an quake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada, says he was not surprised that residents of Vancouver felt the shaking.

KIRO reports the quake is the largest to hit the region since the 6.8 M 2001 Nisqually natural disaster.

David Caruso, a USGS geophysicist, told The Seattle Times the Washington state quake was due to a thrust fault, in which one side of a fault pushed upward relative to its opposite side. "It's not impossible, but it's small".



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