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UPDATED: Small quake hits South Sound this morning

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 16, 2010 at 8:04 am with 7 Comments »
November 16, 2010 9:56 am

This morning’s earthquake has been upgraded to a 4.2 magnitude, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

The quake, centered about three miles northeast of Mossyrock, was recorded at 7:51 a.m. It was first logged as a 3.5 magnitude quake, then upgraded to a 3.9. A seismologist has now reviewed the quake and upgraded it to a 4.2.

We’ve received a handful of reports this morning of people who felt the ground shake. The reports have come in from Centralia to Olympia to the North End. There have been no reports of major damage.

Some staffers at Mount Rainier National Park reported hearing the rumble of the earthquake before feeling it, said park spokeswoman Donna Rahier. “It was this low rumble, and then they felt the shaking,” she said.

Here’s a link to a seismograph recording of the quake.

UPDATE: The Mossyrock quake was actually the second of the morning in Western Washington.

A 1.9 magnitude quake was recorded just after 5:30 a.m. near Langley.

Staff writer Jeff Mayor contributed to this report.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. chip98404 says:

    Definitely felt it here in Tumwater. A sharp jolt shook the 5 story building where I work.

  2. Felt it here in Lakewood. Felt just like that sonic boom a few months ago, but the tremors continued and gradually faded away.

  3. Felt a good shake for a second here in Tacoma. By the way, the USGS just upped the magnitude to 3.9. It was felt all the way to the coastline in Hoquiam and Aberdeen and north to Seattle and points beyond.

  4. paddocks4 says:

    Heard a loudish noise (not sure of exact time) and thought it was a big truck in our turn-around as I was expecting a visitor. Looked outside but no one was there. Didn’t think anymore about it until I heard news about the quake rumble.

  5. I hope the staff at Mt. Rainier informs us about any mud heading towards Puyallup. It would be nice if they got on their radio. They don’t even have to depend on buried sensors.

  6. pungentsound says:

    It was about 05:34 I didn’t hear a rumble and then I didn’t feel a shake. The same thing happen 10 minutes later.

  7. bobbysangelwife says:

    didn’t hear or feel a thing on Ft Lewis. Never would’ve known it happened.

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