Earthquake News

3.4 quake near Duvall prompts bridge inspections

Washington State Department of Transportation, along with the City of Seattle, have begun inspecting key structures to help ensure the safety of area bridges in and around King County.

After citizens across the region felt tremors shortly after 5:30am on October 16, 2016, several important structures were inspected. Residents felt shaking as far away as Snoqualmie and Fall City. No damage was reported to any of the structures. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes if possible until all inspections are completed.

A small earthquake in Duvall-Carnation early Monday morning is not likely to cause damage but is a reminder that everyone should have a plan for when the next big one happens. The earthquake was small, says the University of Washington Seismology Lab. Bill Steele says that it was quite shallow. People were too close to the break and felt it as intensely as they did. Over 600 people reacted to the .undefined Most of these reactions came from Duvall, Carnation, and Redmond, WA.

"I was sleeping next to my husband when the bed started shaking, I looked over at him, and he said 'earthquake!'" said one of the residents, Karen Droppo. The tremor sounded like thunder or a door slamming, and the shaking felt like a train or vehicle rumbling by, rattling mirrors, causing hanging lamps to swing, and terrifying dogs and cats, according to residents. Moments after the quake, residents began phoning KING 5 News. Elizabeth Bunn of Duvall reported feeling the tremor for about 30 seconds.

She claimed it jolted everyone awake in the house. Mill Creek resident Anne Schifsky said she was laying in bed watching TV when it happened. She claimed she heard rattling and felt the bed sway. It lasted around 10 seconds, she said.

There were no casualties or property damage reported. ."I don't anticipate to hear of any damage," Steele said, adding that "probably for the folks who felt it for many seconds, it was their building that kept shaking. "The ground had stopped shaking, but the energy that that small quake had pushed into their structure slammed them back.

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