Two minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude natural disaster was detected near Monroe, Washington.
Two, much stronger earthquakes shook the state last weekend and triggered thousands of aftershocks.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake was recorded at 2:51 a.m.at Three Lakes, Wash., in Snohomish County.More news: Should You Buy Dragon Quest Builders 2
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The natural disaster, which was centered two miles northwest of Monroe, was felt south to Olympia, north to Vancouver, British Columbia, and east to Leavenworth. "We are spooked and still awake", Rob Fuhriman told the station.
Residents of Vancouver, Victoria and other spots near the border jumped on Twitter in the middle of the night to say they felt shaking. The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001, when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington.
It was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 magnitude 6.6 Northridge quake. Such quakes are common in the Cascade Mountain range.