Quake rattles Washington, followed by aftershock

Quake rattles Washington, followed by aftershock

A magnitude 4.6 natural disaster shook Seattle and the Puget Sound region just before 3 a.m. local time Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake occurred near Three Lakes, Washington at 2:51 a.m. local time.

Two, much stronger earthquakes shook the state last weekend and triggered thousands of aftershocks.

Shocking footage of those earthquakes showed food falling from the shelves of grocery stores and waves sloshing in residents' swimming pools.

There were no immediate reports of damage in Snohomish County, according to a tweet from the Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS affiliate KIRO-TV showed the moment the natural disaster hit Everett, Washington.

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Bill Steele, seismology lab coordinator with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said this quake was related to the North American crust, not the Cascadia subduction zone - which is the source of nightmarish scenarios for a mega natural disaster in the Northwest.

This latest quake in Seattle comes just a week after a powerful 7.1-magnitude natural disaster hit Southern California last Friday, causing damage to buildings.

Joan Gomberg, a USGS seismologist and affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington, said "the likelihood of a bigger one is small".

The quake struck as millions of people in Southern California are on edge and anxious about their safety after two large earthquakes and more than 4,000 aftershocks. There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 natural disaster on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day.

Caruso said the quake was the product of a thrust fault, in which one side of a fault pushes upward in relation to its opposite side.

Caruso said the Northwest quake had no connection to the recent earthquakes in California.

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