Small earthquake reaches Snoqualmie Valley Thursday morning

The 3.1 magnitude quake went mostly undetected

Did you feel it?

At 6:22 a.m., Snoqualmie Valley and beyond shook –albeit practically without notice — as a 3.1 magnitude earthquake, with an epicentre in Enumclaw, moved through the region.

According to the United State Geographical Survey, the quake began at coordinates 47.259° N 121.972° W, roughly at the intersection of 278th Ave. SE and SE 380th Pl off Enumclaw-Franklin Road, around 4.6 miles from Enumclaw city limits.

The quake expanded north into the Snoqualmie Valley reaching Snoqualmie, North Bend and part of Fall City.

It was designated as a Level III intensity quake, meaning any damage to property is extremely unlikely.

“I live in Auburn/Federal Way, just west of the epicenter. I’ve not heard of any damage,” said Brian Sherrod, a USGS scientist, adding that he didn’t feel any shaking in the area. “I would not expect any damage from an earthquake of this size.”