About a week after we watched southern California get hit by the largest earthquakes that region had seen in more than 20 years, the Seattle area has been hit by the largest earthquake that it has seen in ages.

The following comes from a local Seattle news source

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Seattle and the Puget Sound region just before 3 a.m. Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

“It’s been widely felt throughout the Seattle area,” said Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist.

The shaking emanated from Three Lakes, Snohomish County, about nine miles east of downtown Everett. The earthquake was relatively shallow, originating about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map.