Earthquake Information

February 28, 2001 (18:54:32 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 6.8 Nisqually (Historic Earthquake)

The magnitude 6.8 Nisqually earthquake occurred just before 11 AM local time on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 at a depth of 51.8 km (32 miles).  This earthquake was felt from central Oregon to southern British Columbia and as far east as northwestern Montana.  One person died and approximately 400 people were injured. There was damage from Seattle to Olympia with widespread landslides and liquefaction.

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