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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 35 mi northwest of Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 35 mi northwest of Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm (GMT -7) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 35 mi northwest of Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 6 km depth

22 Mar 22:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
22 Mar 22:23: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.4 to 5.4 km (from 2.7 to 3.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.6 mi) towards NE.
23 Mar 01:12: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.4 to 5.6 km (from 3.4 to 3.5 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 22, 2023 22:08:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm (GMT -7)
Depth5.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.79083°N / 120.8405°W (Chelan, Washington, United States)
Antipode47.791°S / 59.16°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGlacier Peak (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) NNW of Levenvort (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) NW of Wenatchee (Chelan County) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) ENE of City of Sammamish (King County) (pop: 45,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Issaquah (King County) (pop: 36,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) E of Sammamish (pop: 52,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Lake Stevens (pop: 30,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) E of Redmond (pop: 60,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) ESE of Marysville (pop: 66,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 6.7°C (44 F), humidity: 27%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.65.6 kmWashingtonUSGS
2.65.6 kmWashingtonRaspberryShake
2.710 kmWashingtonIRIS
2.76 km56 Km NW of Wenatchee, WANRCAN

User reports for this quake (9)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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18 miles west of Leavenworth, off Hwy. 2. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Seated on couch, second floor, a vibration lasted maybe 6 seconds. My comment was, “I think we just had m earthquake”. I live with trees all around me, I got up and looked if any were down, and no, all were fine. I didn’t think much about it after. Location, 18 miles west of Leavenworth, WA, off of Hwy. 2. | 2 users found this interesting.  
le (13.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : On the second story of a house I felt the house give a single jolt. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Plain, WA (13.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Felt like snow sliding off our roof, but we don't have snow on the roof. | One user found this interesting.  
Cinebar Wa outside / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The cow’s water trough was sloshing from side to side and it was 3/4 the way full the cows were 35 feet away and hadn’t been anywhere close to the the trough for a couple hrs  
Nason road / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt like something heavy dropped cabin had brief thump feeling if that makes sense | One user found this interesting.  
98802 / not felt
Leavenworth, Wa / not felt
Wenatchee / not felt
Leavenworth / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Very weak to weak shaking  

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