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M4.5 earthquake reported near Port Townsend

Waveform chart from M4. 5 earthquake (October 8, 2023). Source: Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — An earthquake registering magnitude 4.5 was reported by seismologists about 7:20pm this evening, October 8th.

The earthquake was centered about 24 miles west-northwest from Everett. Reports indicate it occurred at a depth of about 34 miles.

No ttsunami is expected.

Earthquakes in the magnitude range of 2 to 4 are considered “minor.” Minor earthquakes are likely only detectable by people in the nearby vicinity.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake.

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