A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Friday morning north of Seattle, which could be felt around southern Vancouver Island
The earthquake happened at 2:51 a.m. in Three Lakes, WA, about 50 kilometres north of Seattle.
A 3.5 magnitude aftershock happened in the area seven minutes later near Monroe, WA.
DEVELOPING: A magnitude 4.7 #earthquake has struck about 1.2 miles north of Three Lakes, Washington, the USGS reports. Shaking was felt in the Seattle area. pic.twitter.com/5rRp5fU1Ua
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) July 12, 2019
No tsunami is expected, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Centre.
The US Geological Survey says reports of where the earthquake could be felt includes around the capital region, the lower mainland and into the Fraser Valley.
Rene Maisner, who lives near Quadra Street in Victoria, says she was up listening to the radio when she felt it.
“There was no doubt, I knew it was an earthquake, it was strong enough to be an earthquake and the house was going side to side,” she said, “I was surprised it was only 4.6 because it felt much stronger.”
Others in Mill Bay and Duncan tell CHEK the earthquake was felt there, too.
Many on social media in the Seattle region posted to social media after feeling the earthquake.
Here’s video of the sign at our building shaking during the earthquake. #seattle @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/LzpI6ngOs2
— Brit Moorer (@britmoorer) July 12, 2019
There are no reports of injuries or damage.