Earthquake News

Southwest Washington Shakes: 3.0 Magnitude Quake Near Mount St. Helens

At 7:48 p.m. on a tranquil Thursday evening, Southwest Washington experienced a seismic event, originating approximately 20 miles north northeast of Amboy. The US Geological Survey (USGS) swiftly reported a 3.0 magnitude quake occurring 6.8 miles beneath the surface, situated to the west of Mount St. Helens.

Professor Harold Tobin, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, provided valuable insights, clarifying that this tremor, while in proximity to Mount St. Helens, was distinctly separate from volcanic seismic activity.

This event serves as a reminder of the dynamic geological landscape beneath our feet. While minor in magnitude, it prompts reflection on the region's seismicity and the need for continual monitoring and understanding of such occurrences. The expertise offered by entities like the USGS and individuals like Professor Tobin is invaluable in comprehending these geological nuances.

In summary, the recent tremor in Southwest Washington reveals the intricate nature of Earth's movements, emphasizing the importance of ongoing scientific exploration and vigilance in monitoring seismic activity in the region.

Ready to retrofit?

Let’s make your home safer

Get a professional evaluation

Call 206-352-5644

Sound Seismic
7543 15th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Contractor's license # SOUNDSL836ND

© 2024 Sound Seismic
Seattle Website Design