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Small Earthquake Hits Seattle

A small earthquake has struck Seattle, Washington. The preliminary magnitude was 2.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Friday, February 03, 2012 at 21:45:45 UTC

Friday, February 03, 2012 at 01:45:45 PM at epicenter

Location: 47.608°N, 122.487°W

Depth: 23.9 km (14.9 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

6 km (4 miles) SE (146°) from Bainbridge Island, WA

8 km (5 miles) NE (38°) from Manchester, WA

12 km (7 miles) W (260°) from Seattle, WA

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

Live Science Staff
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