Magnitude 4.2 quake on Kitsap Peninsula felt widely across region
SEATTLE — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck just after 9 p.m. Wednesday about 9 miles west-northwest of Belfair, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
People from Port Orchard to Lacey and Tumwater reported feeling the quake.
No damage was reported, Kitsap County Dispatch said, and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office posted the following tweet:
The depth of the quake was about 2.8 miles, the USGS said.
There is no threat of a tsunami, the National Weather Service said.
An hour later, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake off northern Vancouver Island about 88 miles southwest of Port Hardy at 10:05 p.m.
But John Vidale, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said the B.C. quake was not related to the one in Washington state and was just a coincidence that they occurred so closely apart. He talks about it in the video below:
Here are some comments sent to the Q13 FOX Facebook page:
"Uh I think we just had a earthquake in Tumwater!! Bed was shaking"
"Is there any info about maybe a possible mini earthquake in the Tumwater area? I felt something and a friend 2 miles away felt it"
"Felt in shelton. And my husband thought I was crazy"
"I felt the earthquake tonight, 02/22/2017 around 9 pm at Bitter Lake in Seattle. My recliner wobbled and the drapes swayed."
"Live in montesano and we felt the earthquake"
"We felt it in Tacoma, and immediately looked it up on earthquake track to make sure it was really a quake"
"sure did. here in tahuya river valley. I was watching videos and checking my FB when I suddenly felt the whole house shaking back and forth for a split second."
" Felt it here in Eatonville! Its all over our local FB group pages of others feeling it too!"
"Yes, shook the whole house in Port Orchard"
"The epicenter was really close to us out here on Gold Mountain. There was a real sharp bang around 9 pm. The same thing happened out here when we had an earthquake just last summer, too. Loud, sharp bang"