3.6 earthquake. Did you feel it?

Thanks to David Hutchinson on Alki for the tip about an earthquake centered near Hood Canal at 8:30 this morning. According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network‘s event page, the magnitude was 3.6, and the quake originated 28 miles underground. Here’s how it looked on a seismogram at Alki Point. David reports, “Slight back and forth movement accompanied by a quiet creaking sound in building.” He also noticed while checking the PNSN site that there was a microquake – 1.2 magnitude – at 11:25 last night a lot closer.

9 Replies to "3.6 earthquake. Did you feel it?"

  • stargazer February 16, 2024 (9:40 am)

    Yeah, the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in mid-April has me anxious about a bigger one on the way.

    • clearlylogical February 16, 2024 (11:44 am)

      LOL, better sell all your stocks in early April!

    • Svenry February 16, 2024 (11:46 am)

      Seismic influence from planetary alignments is not a scientifically supported hypothesis. Strong earthquakes do not occur any more frequently on/near the dates of conjunctions than at any other time. In relation to Earth, lunar gravitational forces are proportionally immense compared to those of distant planets.

  • sam-c February 16, 2024 (10:16 am)

    No, didn’t notice a thing.

  • Cindy February 16, 2024 (10:36 am)

    Yes! Was laying bed and felt the bed move. Thought it was my son then realized he’s at school, then maybe an earthquake. It’s now confirmed! In North Admiral. 

  • Lola February 16, 2024 (10:55 am)

    Would this be the same as Hood Canal?  

    • WSB February 16, 2024 (12:28 pm)

      Typo fixed, thanks.

  • Laura February 16, 2024 (4:28 pm)

    Yep, definitely felt this morning’s quake while sitting quietly at my computer- same experience described above, gentle back and forth motion (maybe 5 seconds?). I like to think these small ones release a little pressure, so keep ‘em coming to prevent the big one! 

  • Alki mom February 16, 2024 (10:18 pm)

    Wow! I did feel it. My window shook a bit and the mirror rattled. I actually wondered for a brief second if an earthquake was starting but decided it was more likely a truck or something like that. 

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