Washington Earthquake Registers 4.3; No Injuries, Damage Reported

Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 08:52 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook central Washington Wednesday night, rattling dishes and shaking homes, but the tremor fortunately didn’t cause any injuries or damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, hitting 25.9 miles west-northwest of Entiat, Wash., and 33 miles northwest of Wenatchee. The quake was 6.33 miles deep and caused a 2.4-magnitude aftershock, news channel KING5.com reported.

Witnesses spoke out on social media about how the earthquake affected them and their homes.

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"We really felt it here in Leavenworth. Felt like our house was being bulldozed," Kaitlyn Griffith commented on KING5's Facebook page.

"Wiggle, jiggle and shake with a popping sound that sounded like someone slapped the house," Chris Millsap posted.

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"The whole house shook, everything rattled, the water and the dogs dish went from side to side and it was just a huge roar like a big thunder rumble right on top of us," Pam McElravy said.

"Sounded like a bomb went off, house shook and things fell off the top of kitchen cabinets," Jeri Hall wrote.

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