Early estimates place the earthquake’s magnitude at 4.0, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
An earthquake shook areas around Seattle and the Eastside on Saturday afternoon. The King County Sheriff’s Office said there were no immediate reports of damage, though residents have called in to say they felt it.
Initial estimates at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network place the magnitude at 4.0 and the epicenter 4.4 miles northeast of North Bend.
Seismic Network Director John Vidale said the quake, recorded at 3:22 p.m., happened at a depth of 12 miles below the earth’s surface. At such a depth, it’s unlikely the quake would have caused major damage, Vidale said.