A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.6 struck Three Lakes, Seattle, Washington at 09:51 UTC on July 12. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.3 km (15.1 miles).
This is the strongest earthquake to hit the region since the M6.8 that rocked Nisqually on Feb 28, 2001.
Today’s quake was followed by a M3.5 aftershock at 09:53 UTC.
Overall, some 3.8 million people are estimated to have felt the shaking.
Furthermore, as @_sdogg_ on Twitter points out, “the reason it’s scary is that Seattle is close to many of the most active volcanoes in the US”.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties following this morning’s quake.
And the USGS has only issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift