The USGS (United States Geological Survey) reported that a small earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit the northwest state of Washington on Wednesday. As per the website of USGS, this small earthquake was recorded at around 9 pm local time. It hit 120 km west of Seattle in Washington.

No reports of damages or casualties

A mother of three kids, Megan Henry who lives near Tahuya, Washington tweeted that her youngest kid felt this earthquake was like turning on washer and dryer. On Twitter, National Weather Service also reported that no initial reports of casualties or damages were encountered and there was no expectation of Tsunami.

4.4 Magnitude quake also hits British Columbia

Similarly, just one hour after this small earthquake shook Washington state; a minor earthquake also hit British Columbia, Canada. It had a magnitude of 4.4 that hit the coast of BC late night on Wednesday. The quake hit the place at 10:05 pm. According to Natural Resources Canada, this small earthquake hit the southwest part of Port Alice situated on the northern side of Vancouver Island. It just struck at around 10 kilometers deep. However, the federal agency neither reported any damages nor had expected any.

The United States Geological Survey said that the strength of earthquake was having the magnitude of 4.8 and it was centered 166 kilometers in the southwest region of Port Hardy in British Columbia.

It further added that the quake that hit western Washington had a magnitude of 4.2 and it struck around 54 kilometers of west-southwest part of Seattle.

Two quakes are not related

According to Mason County Sheriff’s Office, some of the alarm systems went off due to the earthquake, but no reports of slides or other kinds of damages were encountered.

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This was reported in the form of a tweet by Mason County Sheriff. Kitsap County Dispatch also confirmed no damage was done due to quake. Also, people from different regions viz. Port Orchard, Lacey, Tumwater and others reported that they could feel the shake due to the earthquake.

John Vidale from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said that the British Columbia quake was not related to the Washington quake. He further stated that it was just a matter of coincidence that two earthquakes occurred so closely.