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4.6-magnitude earthquake rattles part of Washington, felt as far as Vancouver

A map showing the location of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in Three Lakes, Washington on July 12, 2019.
A map showing the location of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in Three Lakes, Washington on July 12, 2019. USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state, which was felt as far away as Vancouver.

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That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast of Seattle.

The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.

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An interactive map on the USGS website shows several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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