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Leavenworth Earthquake?!

Posted by Geordie Romer on January 7, 2008

Earthquake in Leavenworth?
According to the USGS a magnitude 2.7 earthquake hit the Glacier Peak Wilderness area near Willow Creek. The quake occurred at approximately 2 pm Monday. It was followed by a micro-earthquake of a 2.0 magnitude. This remote area is approximately 33 NNW of Leavenworth.
To see how far from Leavenworth this earthquake was click on this map.
Wikipedia states than any earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 or less is considered a micro – earthquake with approximately 8000 of such events occurring daily. Quakes ranging between 2.0 and 2.9 are considered minor and are generally recorded but not felt. 1000 such minor quakes occur daily.



    If you’re planning to buy a home in this area, the best place to start is with the Leavenworth Home Buyer’s Guide.

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