1996 Duvall earthquake

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Duvall Earthquake
1996 Duvall earthquake is located in Washington (state)
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1996 Duvall earthquake
Date May 2, 1996
Origin time 21:04 PDT
Magnitude 5.6Mw
Depth 5 mi (8 km)
Epicenter 47°46′N 121°51′W / 47.76°N 121.85°W / 47.76; -121.85Coordinates: 47°46′N 121°51′W / 47.76°N 121.85°W / 47.76; -121.85
Countries or regions Pacific Northwest
Aftershocks 45

The Duvall Earthquake hit Duvall, Washington, about 25 miles North East of Seattle, at 9:04pm (PDT) on May 2, 1996. The exact location was 47.76 N latitude, 121.85 W longitude. It hit with Magnitude 5.6, and could be felt all over western Washington, northern Oregon, southern British Columbia, and east to Wenatchee. The earthquake was 5 miles (7 km) deep.[1] A Seattle Mariners game was in progress when the quake hit, and play was temporarily postponed to verify no structural damage to the Kingdome.[2] At least 45 aftershocks of a magnitude 2 or higher were reported in the subsequent days following the quake. This was the biggest earthquake in Washington since April 1965 until the 2001 Nisqually earthquake.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The May 2 Duvall Earthquake". University of Washington Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences. October 2, 1996. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The May 2, 1996 Earthquake". Stories of the Nisqually Earthquake (and other NW quakes). Wordpress. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Notable Pacific Northwest Earthquakes Since 1993". The Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
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