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Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Harstine Island, 15 mi southwest of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 18:54 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Harstine Island, 15 mi southwest of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 18:54 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Harstine Island, 15 mi southwest of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 18:54 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 52 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 28, 2001 18:54:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.8
Depth51.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.149°N / 122.72667°W (Pierce, Washington, United States)
Antipode47.149°S / 57.273°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMount Rainier (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SSE of Long Branch (pop: 3,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Lacey (pop: 46,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) W of Lakewood (pop: 59,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SW of University Place (Pierce County) (pop: 32,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NE of Olympia (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Tacoma (pop: 207,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Federal Way (pop: 95,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SW of Kent (pop: 127,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Seattle (pop: 684,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) N of Portland (Oregon) (pop: 632,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.852 kmPuget Sound region, Washington (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (174 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 26, 2001 20:52
21 years ago
2.7

10 km
8.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 25, 2001 17:52
21 years ago
2.1

1.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Aug 24, 2001 20:54
21 years ago
3.0

13 km
8.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 23, 2001 21:09
21 years ago
2.9

3 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 19, 2001 21:42
21 years ago
2.5

5.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Aug 19, 2001 06:17
21 years ago
3.2

2.2 km
23 mi E of Haller, Snohomish County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 17, 2001 21:30
21 years ago
2.6

9.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Aug 15, 2001 21:51
21 years ago
3.0

0.3 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 15, 2001 00:37
21 years ago
2.2

26 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Aug 13, 2001 21:45
21 years ago
3.1

0.3 km
9.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 10, 2001 22:15
21 years ago
2.8

0.3 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 8, 2001 21:22
21 years ago
3.0

0.3 km
7.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 7, 2001 21:44
21 years ago
2.7

0.3 km
7.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 6, 2001 22:05
21 years ago
2.7

-0.6 km
7.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Aug 2, 2001 21:05
21 years ago
2.5

0.2 km
Washington (USA)More
Aug 2, 2001 15:35
21 years ago
2.2

27 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Aug 1, 2001 21:17
21 years ago
3.0

0.3 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 31, 2001 21:37
21 years ago
3.3

0.2 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 30, 2001 21:28
21 years ago
2.6

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 29, 2001 20:48
21 years ago
2.8

4.6 km
Thurston County, 7.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 27, 2001 21:48
21 years ago
2.1

-0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 27, 2001 05:02
21 years ago
2.0

1.6 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Jul 26, 2001 21:25
21 years ago
2.6

0.1 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 25, 2001 21:48
21 years ago
2.8

0.3 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 24, 2001 13:31
21 years ago
2.2

16 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Jul 22, 2001 15:13
21 years ago
4.3

52 km
16 mi SW of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 21, 2001 20:52
21 years ago
2.4

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 20, 2001 22:04
21 years ago
3.1

-0.6 km
8.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 19, 2001 23:52
21 years ago
3.2

-0.8 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 18, 2001 23:40
21 years ago
3.2

0.3 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 18, 2001 17:24
21 years ago
2.3

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 17, 2001 20:57
21 years ago
2.1

0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 14, 2001 20:41
21 years ago
2.5

-0.2 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 13, 2001 00:24
21 years ago
2.2

-1.1 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 12, 2001 20:43
21 years ago
2.0

0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 11, 2001 20:38
21 years ago
2.2

0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 10, 2001 21:54
21 years ago
3.3

-0.2 km
8.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 9, 2001 22:03
21 years ago
3.2

-0.3 km
8.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 8, 2001 20:50
21 years ago
3.2

-0.8 km
8.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 7, 2001 02:03
21 years ago
2.3

25 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Jul 6, 2001 21:47
21 years ago
2.3

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 6, 2001 17:55
21 years ago
2.6

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Jul 5, 2001 21:50
21 years ago
2.7

1.7 km
11 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 3, 2001 22:06
21 years ago
2.8

0 km
9.5 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 2, 2001 21:53
21 years ago
3.1

-0.6 km
9.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jul 1, 2001 21:46
21 years ago
2.3

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 30, 2001 01:23
21 years ago
3.3

6.2 km
24 mi SE of South Hill, Pierce County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 29, 2001 21:20
21 years ago
2.7

0.3 km
Thurston County, 7.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 28, 2001 21:46
21 years ago
2.3

3.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 26, 2001 18:32
21 years ago
2.3

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 25, 2001 21:04
21 years ago
2.7

0.4 km
Thurston County, 7.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 24, 2001 21:03
21 years ago
2.0

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 21, 2001 21:59
21 years ago
2.2

-1 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 21, 2001 06:46
21 years ago
2.1

5.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 19, 2001 21:44
21 years ago
2.4

-0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 18, 2001 23:04
21 years ago
2.0

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 18, 2001 21:38
21 years ago
2.9

-0.7 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 17, 2001 15:41
21 years ago
2.2

23 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Jun 15, 2001 21:45
21 years ago
2.6

-0.2 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 14, 2001 21:56
21 years ago
2.2

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 13, 2001 22:03
21 years ago
2.2

-0.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 12, 2001 21:56
21 years ago
2.3

-0.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 11, 2001 21:45
21 years ago
2.2

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 10, 2001 13:19
21 years ago
5.0

40 km
Grays Harbor County, 29 mi W of Harstine Island, Mason County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 9, 2001 21:34
21 years ago
2.4

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 8, 2001 21:53
21 years ago
2.0

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Jun 7, 2001 22:04
21 years ago
2.7

-1 km
9.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 6, 2001 22:02
21 years ago
3.4

-0.7 km
8.5 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 5, 2001 22:03
21 years ago
3.0

-0.3 km
8.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 4, 2001 21:55
21 years ago
2.9

0.3 km
8.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Jun 2, 2001 12:31
21 years ago
2.4

-1 km
Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA)More
Jun 1, 2001 21:56
21 years ago
2.9

0.6 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 31, 2001 20:18
21 years ago
2.5

-0.2 km
Washington (USA)More
May 30, 2001 22:01
21 years ago
2.0

-0.3 km
Washington (USA)More
May 30, 2001 21:26
21 years ago
2.2

0.1 km
Washington (USA)More
May 29, 2001 21:57
21 years ago
2.5

0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
May 25, 2001 21:44
21 years ago
2.7

-0.7 km
8.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 24, 2001 22:31
21 years ago
3.3

-0.4 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 24, 2001 18:57
21 years ago
2.2

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
May 23, 2001 21:39
21 years ago
2.2

0.4 km
Washington (USA)More
May 22, 2001 21:46
21 years ago
3.0

0.4 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 21, 2001 21:29
21 years ago
3.0

0.6 km
9.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 19, 2001 16:18
21 years ago
2.1

6.7 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
May 18, 2001 22:17
21 years ago
3.3

0 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 17, 2001 22:01
21 years ago
3.1

0 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 17, 2001 21:33
21 years ago
2.0

-0.7 km
Washington (USA)More
May 16, 2001 23:25
21 years ago
3.2

0.6 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 15, 2001 21:59
21 years ago
3.0

-0.7 km
9.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 15, 2001 04:31
21 years ago
2.0

17 km
Puget Sound Region, Washington (USA)More
May 14, 2001 21:58
21 years ago
3.1

0.3 km
8.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 11, 2001 22:00
21 years ago
2.2

-1 km
Washington (USA)More
May 9, 2001 21:47
21 years ago
2.5

-0.3 km
Washington (USA)More
May 9, 2001 06:01
21 years ago
2.4

-1.9 km
Mount Rainier Area, Washington (USA)More
May 8, 2001 22:57
21 years ago
3.4

0.4 km
9.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 8, 2001 15:03
21 years ago
2.0

17 km
Washington (USA)More
May 7, 2001 21:40
21 years ago
3.3

0.5 km
9.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 4, 2001 22:03
21 years ago
3.1

0.4 km
9.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 3, 2001 21:24
21 years ago
2.8

-0.3 km
7.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 3, 2001 20:55
21 years ago
3.0

0.5 km
8.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 2, 2001 22:11
21 years ago
3.1

0.7 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
May 2, 2001 21:10
21 years ago
2.3

0.1 km
Washington (USA)More
May 1, 2001 22:00
21 years ago
3.0

0.2 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 27, 2001 21:03
21 years ago
2.3

-0.5 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 27, 2001 20:37
21 years ago
2.8

-0.6 km
10.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 26, 2001 21:39
21 years ago
2.4

0.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 26, 2001 20:29
21 years ago
3.0

0.4 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 26, 2001 05:48
21 years ago
2.0

17 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 25, 2001 21:09
21 years ago
3.0

-0.6 km
8.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 24, 2001 21:35
21 years ago
3.2

-0.6 km
9.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 24, 2001 18:16
21 years ago
2.9

-0.1 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 24, 2001 13:37
21 years ago
2.3

18 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 24, 2001 03:36
21 years ago
2.2

0.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 23, 2001 20:19
21 years ago
2.6

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 23, 2001 18:58
21 years ago
3.0

0.5 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 23, 2001 08:33
21 years ago
2.0

4.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 20, 2001 23:07
21 years ago
2.1

3.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 20, 2001 21:59
21 years ago
2.0

-1 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 20, 2001 20:33
21 years ago
3.0

-0.1 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 20, 2001 18:59
21 years ago
2.2

0.3 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 19, 2001 20:58
21 years ago
2.8

0.8 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 18, 2001 21:39
21 years ago
3.2

0 km
9.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 17, 2001 22:16
21 years ago
3.1

-0.3 km
8.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 16, 2001 21:25
21 years ago
2.6

-0.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 16, 2001 18:44
21 years ago
2.2

-0.7 km
Mount Rainier Area, Washington (USA)More
Apr 16, 2001 14:50
21 years ago
2.4

-0.6 km
Mount Rainier Area, Washington (USA)More
Apr 16, 2001 10:29
21 years ago
2.3

-1.6 km
Mount Rainier Area, Washington (USA)More
Apr 14, 2001 07:21
21 years ago
2.2

10.6 km
Puget Sound Region, Washington (USA)More
Apr 13, 2001 23:08
21 years ago
2.0

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 13, 2001 21:46
21 years ago
3.2

-0.7 km
8.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 13, 2001 21:42
21 years ago
2.6

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 12, 2001 21:12
21 years ago
2.4

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 11, 2001 21:33
21 years ago
3.0

0.4 km
Thurston County, 7.5 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 10, 2001 21:27
21 years ago
2.8

4.2 km
Thurston County, 7.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 9, 2001 21:39
21 years ago
2.8

0.9 km
7.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 8, 2001 20:00
21 years ago
2.1

-1 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 7, 2001 20:18
21 years ago
3.1

0 km
9.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 6, 2001 20:21
21 years ago
2.3

-0.4 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 6, 2001 09:33
21 years ago
2.0

10 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 5, 2001 22:11
21 years ago
3.0

0.2 km
8.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 4, 2001 22:02
21 years ago
3.4

-0.4 km
8.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 3, 2001 22:18
21 years ago
2.4

-0.9 km
Washington (USA)More
Apr 3, 2001 17:48
21 years ago
2.8

0.2 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 2, 2001 22:04
21 years ago
3.1

-0.5 km
8.5 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Apr 1, 2001 21:01
21 years ago
3.2

0 km
8.9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 30, 2001 21:52
21 years ago
2.7

-0.9 km
8.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 29, 2001 22:53
21 years ago
3.2

-0.3 km
9 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 28, 2001 22:28
21 years ago
2.4

-0.8 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 27, 2001 23:03
21 years ago
3.1

-0.4 km
9.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 26, 2001 21:51
21 years ago
3.0

0.3 km
8.7 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 25, 2001 22:11
21 years ago
3.2

0 km
9.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 24, 2001 22:52
21 years ago
3.2

-0.7 km
8.4 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 23, 2001 22:57
21 years ago
3.1

1.1 km
7.8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 22, 2001 23:12
21 years ago
3.4

0.4 km
9.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 21, 2001 23:05
21 years ago
2.8

-0.7 km
8.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 20, 2001 22:52
21 years ago
2.7

-0.5 km
8.2 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 19, 2001 22:56
21 years ago
2.3

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 17, 2001 19:55
21 years ago
2.5

4.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 16, 2001 02:41
21 years ago
2.2

18 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Mar 14, 2001 21:10
21 years ago
2.0

-0.2 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 14, 2001 14:42
21 years ago
2.1

5.7 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 11, 2001 22:20
21 years ago
2.0

3.2 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Mar 11, 2001 17:08
21 years ago
2.9

21 km
13 mi E of Bellevue, King County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 9, 2001 22:57
21 years ago
2.9

-0.9 km
9.3 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 9, 2001 20:45
21 years ago
2.5

12 km
Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (USA)More
Mar 8, 2001 22:13
21 years ago
2.5

1.4 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 7, 2001 22:42
21 years ago
2.9

0.3 km
8.1 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 6, 2001 22:39
21 years ago
2.7

0.8 km
Thurston County, 7.6 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 6, 2001 06:33
21 years ago
2.2

22 km
Puget Sound Region, Washington (USA)More
Mar 5, 2001 22:34
21 years ago
2.2

1.2 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 4, 2001 20:00
21 years ago
2.9

-1 km
8 mi E of Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 2, 2001 22:22
21 years ago
2.5

-0.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 1, 2001 22:20
21 years ago
2.2

4.6 km
Washington (USA)More
Mar 1, 2001 14:23
21 years ago
2.7

51 km
Harstine Island, 14 mi W of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USAMore
Mar 1, 2001 09:10
21 years ago
3.4

54 km
Harstine Island, 13 mi W of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USAMore
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