Another NW Earthquake
June 10, 2001 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Another NW Earthquake At 5.0, this one was substantially smaller than the last one, but it was strong enough to have us sitting bolt upright in bed at 6:19 this morning here in Olympia, WA. How was it in Seattle and Portland?
posted by arielmeadow (13 comments total)
Slept through it. (PDX)
posted by SpecialK at 12:25 PM on June 10, 2001

Damn! I missed my second Seattle earthquake! Here we keep having them and I keep not noticing them.

Although perhaps my cat noticed it. I was awakened by loud meowing sometime in the wee hours.
posted by kindall at 12:33 PM on June 10, 2001

Damn. Didn't even notice it. Probably a good thing.
posted by crasspastor at 12:36 PM on June 10, 2001

I was awake at 6:19, alas, and didn't feel a thing. I'm in Portland. Then again, my two year old was jumping on the bed at the time, so I'd have probably missed it. Any northwesterners have an earthquake rider on their home insurance?
posted by apollo at 12:44 PM on June 10, 2001

Huh. Didn't feel a thing.
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:47 PM on June 10, 2001

Heh. Apollo, just a side note: You and me both on the PS-1, but I had an early version that only came with a 1200 baud modem. (I thought I was NEVER going to fill that 40 meg hard drive...)

(I would've emailed this, but there isn't an email in your profile...)
posted by SpecialK at 12:52 PM on June 10, 2001

Nothing in west seattle.
Next time we should have this when everybody's awake to appreciate it, though.
posted by maxBell at 12:56 PM on June 10, 2001

Hm. Nothing felt here in the Cap Hill area...

Wonder if this is related to the M's winning streak being snapped last night? Is God an M's fan now, too?
posted by hincandenza at 1:13 PM on June 10, 2001

You could have slapped me in the face at 6:19 and I wouldn't have woken up.

Second moderate-sized quake in a short amount of time. It's *good* luck that comes in threes, right?
posted by jragon at 3:34 PM on June 10, 2001

That's what we can hope, jragon. I just wonder how Olympia's new 4th Avenue Bridge managed. The old one was deeply cracked by the last earthquake, and they've been building a new one as quickly as they can. Poor Oly!

(although actually, I thought both earthquakes were fun!)
posted by arielmeadow at 4:58 PM on June 10, 2001

I was awake and I did feel the quake, on Beacon Hill in Seattle. It felt very much like way the last one began -- a gentle side-to-side movement. But that was it -- it stayed mild and then stopped.
posted by litlnemo at 10:52 PM on June 10, 2001

How ironic. This quake was stronger than the last one, and I felt that one instead of this. Of course, I was also awake for the last one. (PDX)
posted by calistasm at 10:39 AM on June 11, 2001

No, this quake was WEAKER than the last one: the quake yesterday was 5.0. The quake on February 28th was 6.8.
posted by arielmeadow at 11:07 AM on June 11, 2001

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