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March 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

USGS: Quake didn’t trigger Oso mudslide

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed this morning that a tiny quake 12 days before Saturday’s Oso mudslide could not have triggered the disaster. “Seismograph readings show no indication of an earthquake in association with the landslide,” said a statement from the agency. However, recordings from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington show…

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March 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Scientists say there’s little chance tiny quake triggered slide

Could a tiny earthquake that struck on March 10 have triggered the massive landslide near the town of Oso on March 22? Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington raised that possibility at a press conference this morning. But the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Laboratory said he thinks it’s highly unlikely. The quake measured 1.1…

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January 11, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Seahawk fans quake again — maybe even more than in 2011

Seahawks fans again literally shook the earth during today’s win over the New Orleans Saints, and it looks like the impact was even greater than in January 2011, when fans jumping and stomping and screaming generated energy roughly equivalent to a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake. “This signal looks bigger than the one three years ago,”…

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0 Comments | Topics: Beast Quake, earthquake, John Vidale

December 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Small quakes under Hood Canal called ‘routine’

The Associated Press SEABECK, Kitsap County — The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network director says small quakes recorded overnight under the Hood Canal near Seabeck are routine. Director John Vidale says they follow a trend of small quakes in the area and are “nothing to get alarmed about.” He says it was a bit unusual for a 3.4 magnitude quake…

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August 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

3.6 magnitude quake shakes things up in the Gig Harbor area

 The Associated Press The Pierce County sheriff’s office says there are no reports of damage from a 3.6 magnitude earthquake that shook the Gig Harbor area. Spokesman Ed Troyer says dispatchers had a half-dozen calls from people who felt it. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded the quake at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday. It was shallow — just 3…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Bremerton, earthquake, Key Peninsula

July 12, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Two quakes in King County Friday morning

Two earthquakes of more than a 2 magnitude occurred about a half-hour apart in King County Friday morning. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is reporting a magnitude 2.6 quake in Seattle’s Lake City area at 6:56 a.m. and a 2.3 magnitude quake near Redmond at 7:34 a.m. Three other small quakes — of a level unlikely to be felt…

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April 8, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Monday Memo: Earthquake? … Caroline Kennedy … Mariners

Ballard fire: A woman in her 50s suffered second-degree burns in a small apartment building fire this morning. More to come on this story as we get it. What earthquake? Did you know there was an earthquake west of Tacoma yesterday morning? Neither did we. The 3.5 temblor rattled folks for about 10 to 15 seconds….

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November 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

3.1 earthquake in Portland area

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A minor earthquake with a 3.1 magnitude was recorded at Monday morning in the Portland region. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports the quake at 6:15 a.m. was centered about 11 miles northwest of Portland and was relatively deep, at 12 miles. It was felt in in the outlying towns Scappoose, Oregon City…

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November 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

6.3 earthquake shakes up Western Canada

 The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damages have been reported and no tsunami warning has been issued. Natural Resources Canada said the tremor occurred Wednesday night off Vancouver Island in the Pacific ocean, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British…

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