UPDATE: 4.3 earthquake in North Sound, felt here

7:29 PM: Multiple readers are reporting they felt an earthquake. Preliminary report is a 4.2, southeast of Marrowstone, in the North Sound. Tsunami **NOT** expected.

7:40 PM: The magnitude has been revised to 4.5.

7:45 PM: And another revision – 4.3.

8:23 PM: Checking the archives, last quake felt in our area was a 2.2 microquake nine months ago, 16 miles beneath California/Dawson. … That’s a lot shallower than tonight’s quake; according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network‘s event page, this one was 35 miles down.

8:37 PM: A reader comment reminds us to mention two things:
-If this reminds you to take just one simple preparedness step, know the location of your closest Emergency Communication Hub.
-The annual statewide ShakeOut earthquake drill is coming up October 19th.

8:50 PM: A few more notes – did you know Alki has a seismogram? Left side of this screengrab is how the 7:21 pm quake looked there:

And for even more data related to this quake, here’s its USGS page.

66 Replies to "UPDATE: 4.3 earthquake in North Sound, felt here"

  • Jules October 8, 2023 (7:31 pm)

    Felt it in the Admiral area!

  • joel October 8, 2023 (7:32 pm)

    felt our building wiggle here at california and hanson 

  • alkiwendy October 8, 2023 (7:33 pm)

    Felt it on Alki.

  • Was that what I thought it was? October 8, 2023 (7:33 pm)

    Felt it in Seaview. 

  • A.M October 8, 2023 (7:35 pm)

    Yes. Felt it along Avalon area.

  • Lindsay October 8, 2023 (7:35 pm)

    Felt in high point. My chair shook and my TV wobbled. Subtle enough I thought I imagined it.

  • Kriss October 8, 2023 (7:36 pm)

    Felt the rumble then  a loud bang! In S Everett

  • Narbor heights October 8, 2023 (7:36 pm)

    Felt it in north arbor heights. Felt like the couch moved side to side twice. 

  • Marty October 8, 2023 (7:37 pm)

    Where’s the TV news reporting? Even a small quake puts me on edge!

  • Amy October 8, 2023 (7:37 pm)

    Felt it at Highpoint! 

  • Taylor October 8, 2023 (7:39 pm)

    Felt it near west seattle stadium. 

  • Deb October 8, 2023 (7:40 pm)

    Felt it in South Delridge. Felt the rumble in my chair and looked up to see hanging items swaying. 4.5 showing now 

  • BarbJ October 8, 2023 (7:41 pm)

    Felt it in High Point area, walls were kind of bendy. Reported on usgs site too. 

  • Roxy October 8, 2023 (7:41 pm)

    Felt a quick jerk in Westwood.   My first thought –  “Was that…an earthquake?” Sure was.  They upgraded it to 4.5, epicenter near Port Townsend. 

  • anonymouse October 8, 2023 (7:42 pm)

    Felt it in Arbor Heights!

  • Chan Wall October 8, 2023 (7:43 pm)

    Felt it in Capitol Hill

  • Robin Sinner October 8, 2023 (7:48 pm)

    My cat noticed it before I did in Seaview.

  • Ryan October 8, 2023 (7:48 pm)

    Felt slight moving in Lynnwood and heard from family in Marysville their couch moved!!!

  • YJ October 8, 2023 (7:48 pm)

    Felt it in Ballard area. My bed was shaking sideways for a good 10seconds (scared the crap out of me)

  • Tere October 8, 2023 (7:50 pm)

    Felt a strong jolt in Edmonds.

  • M. M. October 8, 2023 (7:51 pm)

    Felt in Lynnwood

  • Cathy October 8, 2023 (7:51 pm)

    Felt in Kenmore, WA. On the 4th floor. My recliner shook back and forth. It was a good one.

  • Allison October 8, 2023 (7:52 pm)

    Felt it in Loyal Heights. Felt several jolts and things started swaying. My parrot was dozing on a hanging perch nearby and woke up when her perch started swinging, and made concerned noises.

  • Chris October 8, 2023 (7:52 pm)

    Camano Island house shook. So did I.

  • Wen October 8, 2023 (7:52 pm)

    Felt it in Highland Park! 

    • Arleen Stockstill October 8, 2023 (8:02 pm)

      Yep felt a little bump sitting on my bed

  • AN October 8, 2023 (7:53 pm)

    it felt like something Bumped my house. 

  • Danny R October 8, 2023 (7:55 pm)

    Felt a gentle swaying of our apartment building in Issaquah

  • somename October 8, 2023 (7:57 pm)

    Felt in Mountlake Terrace. Monitors and lamp swayed, building ..”vibrated”? Thought I’d mixed up my meds.

  • H.R. October 8, 2023 (8:00 pm)

    Felt it in Port Angeles 

  • Raegan October 8, 2023 (8:01 pm)

    Felt in South Delridge. I thought someone slammed the door too hard!

  • Eric October 8, 2023 (8:03 pm)

    Couch moved on Alki, few people outside seemed to notice.

  • Peter October 8, 2023 (8:04 pm)

    I felt it in my house by Lincoln Park/Fauntleroy. 

  • Patt October 8, 2023 (8:04 pm)

    North Admiral – A little like someone kicked the side of the building…if the building was the storage shed. 

  • Michelle October 8, 2023 (8:05 pm)

    Felt it in Belltown … thought it was lighter then a 4.5

  • David October 8, 2023 (8:06 pm)

    was felt on Orcas island,jolted my chair to one side.

  • guitarguy October 8, 2023 (8:07 pm)

    I was working in my office and felt a subtle motion…and I thought, “Could this be a mild earthquake?…..Nah, couldn’t be.”  But it was!

  • Joe October 8, 2023 (8:11 pm)

    Felt here in Des Moines while resting but wife didn’t feel it😕

  • kay October 8, 2023 (8:18 pm)

    felt the rumble in Snohomish, saw my glass door shaking for a good few seconds

  • Greg October 8, 2023 (8:24 pm)

    WSB has reported the Communication hubs in the past.  In Upper Fauntleroy I look to the Lutheran Church on Thistle. 

  • Angie October 8, 2023 (8:28 pm)

    The couch I was on shook for a second — West Seattle across from Westwood Village.

  • Dave October 8, 2023 (8:28 pm)

    Felt in Kingston!  I first looked for an explosion or a big tree crashing into our house, then watched our windows shake for several seconds!

  • miws October 8, 2023 (8:46 pm)

    I didn’t feel it in the New Holly/Othello station area. —Mike

  • Julian October 8, 2023 (9:07 pm)

    I’m in Alaska Junction and I and my partner did not feel a thing. 

  • Elle October 8, 2023 (9:13 pm)

    I was driving and didn’t feel a thing, but when I got home our circuit breaker was down! 

  • Pauline October 8, 2023 (9:15 pm)

    Didn’t feel it at all. Maybe I was preoccupied in conversation with family that I didn’t look at my surroundings to notice objects moved lol. I’m in high point lol

  • ITotallyAgreeWithYou October 8, 2023 (9:17 pm)

    Felt it on Queen Anne. Subtle enough that I too thought I might have imagined it.

  • Hg October 8, 2023 (9:20 pm)

    Our house rattled on Genesee Hill. I didn’t feel it, but heard it – a knocking sound from the house moving but I didn’t know was an earthquake at the time. 

  • Harmon Voice October 8, 2023 (9:23 pm)

    Definitely felt it here in Cap Hill — shook my apartment pretty good….. doesn’t help my nerves knowing I’m on the 6th floor….

  • Marie D October 8, 2023 (9:41 pm)

    Although slight, it was real. I’m in the Central District, Seattle. Wowzer’s -reminded me of my days in California.  

  • jim October 8, 2023 (10:00 pm)

    Felt it here in the Arroyos but wasn’t sure it was a quake or a truck going by.

  • Rhonda October 8, 2023 (10:05 pm)

    Got rattled hard here on vacation on South Whidbey Island. It felt like a large explosion nearby until the shaking afterwards.

  • Alki Mom October 8, 2023 (10:15 pm)

    I didn’t feel it at all. Hoping that’s a sign that my house is very earthquake ready

  • Olympia guy October 9, 2023 (6:22 am)

    Noticed one small thump through the bed on 2nd floor in Olympia, so it got as far as here.  I knew it was too strong to be from construction or a car door slamming — the intensity of it wasn’t much worse than that. But those loud ambient sounds never come “up” from below, so you knew it had to be a quake. 

  • HRS Mom October 9, 2023 (7:18 am)

    Holy Rosary School has a seismograph monitored by multiple agencies. The earthquake appears on the left side of the page at this link: https://holyrosaryws.org/seismogram-viewer/

  • Peter October 9, 2023 (7:37 am)

    Did not feel it in upper Gatewood, but one of my cats was freaked out about something. 

  • Graciano October 9, 2023 (7:55 am)

    Didn’t feel anything, seems some of you are more sensitive to the cosmic energy. 

  • Marji October 9, 2023 (9:46 am)

    I was at the kitchen sink. 35th and Dawson. I felt a little rumble, and thought, hmm, is that an earthquake? Hmm, maybe not. Oh well, if it’s the Big One, I’ll deal with that when I know, lol. A short while later, the washing machine started  spinning and shaking, and I thought, oh, that’s what it must have been, lol.

  • Swifty October 9, 2023 (9:50 am)

    And here I just thought it was another Taylor Swift concert but this time stronger. Shake it off.

  • J October 9, 2023 (9:56 am)

    North Admiral condo. Felt it as a quick shake to my bed (in bed early with Covid), looked on Google and there it was!

  • star 55 October 9, 2023 (10:45 am)

    Here is the monitoring station on Alki?

  • Martha Hykel October 9, 2023 (10:56 am)

    It shook my brothers house in Port Angeles pretty hard, but I’m near Federal Way and didn’t notice it.

  • LyndaB October 9, 2023 (11:08 am)

    Just downloaded the MyShake app from Berkeley, too.  Thanks for the reminder to know our emergency hubs.

  • Christine October 9, 2023 (5:39 pm)

    In case more earthquakes are triggered by the one we had or others, it’s wise to prepare with large containers of water, food that doesn’t need to be heated, pet food, medical supplies, flashlights, and a full tank of gas. We had a strong earthquake here about 15 years ago and my chimney broke apart. 

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