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Washington Earthquake 2013: 4.3 Magnitude Quake Shakes Homes, Shocks Residents

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    A seismologist poses for the media as he points to a seismographic graph in this 2011 file photo.
June 27, 2013|11:49 am

A Washington earthquake has shocked locals but has left no serious damage on Wednesday night.

The 4.3 magnitude tremor shook various parts of Washington state on Wednesday night. The quake struck at about 7.45 p.m. local time and was located 25.9 miles west-northwest of Entiat and 33 miles northwest of Wenatchee.

According to the US Geological Society (USGS) the earthquake struck at a depth of 6.33 miles.

Various reports were made on social media sites by local residents saying that they had felt the earthquake. Commenters from Leavenworth described the earthquake as feeling like "our house was being bulldozed."

Various residents have described that their homes shook, and that cuts and plates rattled as the earthquake struck.

The 4.3 quake was described by the USGS as causing "light shaking" and in the immediate aftermath no damage had been reported in the state.

Just a day earlier a 3.0 earthquake had struck Oklahoma, and Wednesday's Washington quake was felt even as far away as Olympia to Kent, Issaquah and Mount Vernon.

On Earthquake-Report.com various residents across Washington state posted comments describing what they felt. Descriptions varied from "felt small movement" to "loud rumbling, shaking house."

One user called Chelan posted: "We felt the floor shaking below our feet, but it only lasted between 30-45 seconds."

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