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Residents feel magnitude 3.4 earthquake that rattled area south of Granite Falls

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SEATTLE -- A magnitude 3.4 quake struck 6.8 miles southeast of Granite Falls at about 11:36 a.m. Friday,  at a depth of about 4.47 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A second one, with a lesser magnitude of 3.0, struck in the same location at 1:18 p.m., the USGS said. That was followed by a series of smaller quakes, the USGS said.

Several people reported feeling the first quake. No damage was immediately reported.


According to the USGS, the magnitude 3.4 quake occurred:

  • (5.6 mi) NE of Three Lakes, Washington
  • 11.0 km (6.8 mi) E of Granite Falls, Washington
  • 13.0 km (8.1 mi) E of West Lake Stevens, Washington
  • 16.0 km (9.9 mi) NNE of Monroe, Washington
  • 118.0 km (73.3 mi) ESE of Victoria, Canada