Richland, Washington, Earthquake: Tremors Felt In Kennewick, Tri-Cities And Olympia


Earthquake In Richland, Washington

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A 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit Richland, Washington, Friday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Tremors were felt in Kennewick, Tri-Cities and Olympia. The earthquake struck Washington at 9:18 p.m. at a shallow depth of eight miles. According to Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), this is the first notable earthquake to happen within the Tri-Cities since a 3.1 magnitude quake shook up Pasco in 1975.

Volcano Discovery, a website tracking earthquakes, received multiple reports of tremors.

“House shook for a couple seconds. One set of windows rattled as if hit by a gust of wind. The noise was similar to high gust of wind. No damage and no damage seen in neighborhood. Several residents in the area reported feeling the earthquake too. Did not recognize as an earthquake until a Google search of random search for ‘earthquake Washington’ showed up,” a Richland resident commented.

Another Richland resident recounted, “I was laying on my bed. Thought the dog had laid down against the foot of the bed and realized the dog wasn’t in the room. Then thought maybe someone had come in the house through the basement door which required a large slam. Was a bit baffled. Something fell in the floor in my daughter’s room. Didn’t connect the two until I saw there had been a quake.”

A Kennewick resident wrote, “My upstairs room started shaking back and forth suddenly. There was like a deep rumbling sensation. But my family didn’t feel the quake from downstairs. But my whole upstairs room shook back and forth. Id say it was light shaking maybe slightly more than light shaking. But not quite Moderate.”

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