Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 0 Km ENE of Kapowsin, Washington, on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at 21:54 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 0 Km ENE of Kapowsin, Washington, on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at 21:54 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 0 km depth

25 May 21:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
25 May 22:28: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 1.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.4 to 0.3 km (from 2.1 to 0.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 25 May 2021 21:54:30 UTC -
Magnitude: 1.6
Depth: 0.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.964°N / 122.214°W (Washington, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mount Rainier (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSE of Kapowsin (pop: 333) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SSE of Graham (Pierce County) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Elk Plain (Pierce County) (pop: 14,200) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Frederickson (Pierce County) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSE of South Hill (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of Spanaway (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Bonney Lake (Pierce County) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSE of Puyallup (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Tacoma (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Seattle (pop: 684,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.60.3 km0 Km ENE of Kapowsin, WashingtonUSGS

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Home, Seattle 98108 (65.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I live on second floor in a three story apartment building I am sitting on my bed talking to my significant other and then I felt a swaying like motion that made me swing forward slightly and had almost a sensation run through my forehead if this makes sense? I’ve never felt this before my significant other felt nothing and had no idea what I was talking about lol so I decided to look up “earthquake today seattle” and found this website only to confirm what I felt was real! Pretty cool! :) | One user found this interesting.  
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