Micro-earthquake, second in less than a month, occurs near Issaquah

July 3, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10:40 p.m. July 3, 2010

The ground beneath Issaquah shook — albeit slightly — early Saturday, as a magnitude 1.6 earthquake rattled about two miles beneath the earth’s surface.

University of Washington seismologists said the micro-earthquake occurred at 12:19 a.m. Saturday, about three miles northeast of Issaquah.

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

The seismic activity came less than a month after another micro-earthquake occurred near Issaquah. Seismologists said the magnitude 1.1 micro-earthquake shook at 2:29 p.m. June 9, about four miles east of the city, and five miles deep.

Such small quakes usually do not cause structural damage.

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