LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Washington earthquake today 2013 struck north of Portland. The Washington earthquake today August 23, 2013 began in the afternoon hours, south of Olympia. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 3.7 magnitude Washington quake today began just after 2:38 PM PST. The quake however had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only nine miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
Reps tell news that the quake was seventeen miles southwest of Morton. The quake was twenty-eight miles east of Kelso and twenty-nine miles east of Longview. The quake also began thirty-seven miles northeast of Battle Ground and fifty-six miles southeast of Olympia.
In February, a Seattle area quake struck the state as well. The quake was centered two miles southwest of East Hill-Meridian, USGS at the time told news. The quake was three miles west of Covington and four miles east of Kent. Officials also indicated that the quake was eighteen miles southwest of Seattle and fourteen miles south of Bellevue. That quake had virtually no depth at time. Officials told news that the quake was centered only thirteen miles below ground level.