Micro-earthquake occurs near Issaquah

June 10, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 9:25 a.m. June 10, 2010

The ground beneath Issaquah shook Wednesday, though most residents did not feel the tiny temblor.

University of Washington seismologists said the magnitude 1.1 micro-earthquake occurred at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday, about four miles east of Issaquah. The quake struck at a depth of five miles. Such small quakes rarely cause structural damage.

Find more information about the temblor at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, based at the UW.

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One Response to “Micro-earthquake occurs near Issaquah”

  1. Anonymous on June 10th, 2010 12:28 pm

    I thought I felt a little tiny shake in Seattle, so I downloaded the iPhone earthquake app and that little 1.1 seems to corrispond pretty well with the time that I remember it being… However, 1.1 seems a little small for me to feel that far away when it was 5 miles deep… But who knows

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