Tacoma, Pierce County shaken but not damaged by 4.6 natural disaster

The Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier

The Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier

This morning's tremor follows a cluster of quakes off Vancouver Island last week and a pair of major earthquakes that shook southern California on Thursday and Friday.

The first temblor was a 4.6 magnitude that struck at 2:51 a.m.

No significant damages or injuries were reported to city infrastructure, according to Tacoma and Pierce County officials.

That was the popular question Friday morning as residents around Western Washington awoke to news that a 4.6-magnitude natural disaster rattled near Puget Sound and Seattle just before 3 a.m. Numerous viewers reported feeling the natural disaster.

The state Department of Transportation sent crews out to inspect bridges but no damage was found by Friday afternoon.

CBS News reports that the quake was the largest in the Seattle area since a 6.1 natural disaster in February 2001.

A day earlier, B.C. recorded a 6.2-magnitude natural disaster between Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii but it was unrelated to the one in California. Such quakes are common in the Cascade Mountain range.

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