3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Fall City shakes Snoqualmie Valley; another 3.0 hits early Thursday morning

UPDATE | December 19, 2019, 7:45AM

Four more small earthquakes hit the Snoqualmie Valley since last night’s 3.4 magnitude event. The first was only 1.6 magnitude. The second was 3.0 magnitude and happened at 4:41am, centered about 4 miles north/northeast of Snoqualmie. Two more quakes came at 6:46AM and 7:14AM, recorded at 1.7 and 2.5 magnitudes. All happened in the same vicinity as last night’s earthquake and the quake that occurred on November 9th.

Location of 12/19/19 3.0 earthquake

ORIGINAL STORY

It’s been about six weeks since the last small earthquakes hit the Snoqualmie Valley, but Wednesday, December 18, 2019, another one rattled things.

According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the 3.5 magnitude earthquake was centered about 3.6 miles northeast of Fall City. It struck at 7:10PM and was about 9 miles deep.

In the early morning hours of November 9th, two small earthquakes were center N/NE of Fall City and Snoqualmie. The strongest of those two was 3.3 and centered near Tokul Creek, 4 miles N/NE of Snoqualmie. That quake was about 10 miles deep.

Many residents felt tonight’s small earthquake and took to social media.

Here at our home the difference was the November one felt more like a quick jolt, where this one seemed to last slightly longer and felt more like shaking. Five of us all stopped and said, hmm.. earthquake. It lasted about 3-4 seconds.

Speak Your Mind

*

%d bloggers like this: