Minor earthquake recorded near Mirrormont

September 3, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 11:10 p.m. Sept. 3, 2010

Seismologists recorded a magnitude-2.6 earthquake Friday night near Mirrormont, south of Issaquah.

University of Washington seismologists said the micro-earthquake occurred at 9:52 p.m. Friday, about two miles northeast of Mirrormont.

Find more information about the temblor at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, based at the University of Washington.

The seismic activity came several weeks after seismologists recorded two micro-earthquakes near Issaquah.

Seismologists recorded a magnitude 1.6 earthquake about three miles northeast of downtown Issaquah on July 3. The quake followed a magnitude 1.1 micro-earthquake centered about four miles east of Issaquah on June 9.

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6 Responses to “Minor earthquake recorded near Mirrormont”

  1. Diane M on September 3rd, 2010 11:59 pm

    We felt it here in Mirrormont. Lasted about 2 seconds. The entire house shuddered.
    Immediately checked chandeliers or anything else that might still be swinging but all was quiet.

  2. Anton Anderson on September 4th, 2010 8:34 am

    House shook back in fourth several times. Awoke the dog something a burglar could not do. Not like Nesquilia that felt like waves and could hear coming, Well now double check my kit and be grateful.

  3. Ray Skoff on September 4th, 2010 8:51 am

    Interesting feeling to this earthquake….like a tree fell on the house. I was surprised that this was not reported by any media other than the Issaquah Press. Thanks!

  4. Terie-Lee on September 4th, 2010 8:59 am

    Yes! We felt it on May Valley Road!

  5. Monique B on September 4th, 2010 11:24 am

    We also felt it in Mirrormont- sounded like someone was pounding on my garage door!

  6. Jenny on September 4th, 2010 11:27 am

    We are off off Issaquah Hobart- right at the base of the Mirrormont neighborhood. We experienced it, too. It felt bigger than 2.6! The entire house shook hard for a few seconds.

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