What to do when an earthquake hits
A small earthquake rattled an area along the Skagit River just west of downtown Mount Vernon on Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, operated by the University of Washington, the 2.0 quake was recorded at 11:13 a.m. at a depth of 12.9 miles.
A map shows the tremor was between Dike Road and the Skagit River, approximately 25 miles from downtown Bellingham.
Some 900,000 quakes of magnitude 2.5 or less are recorded every year, according to the UPSeis, an educational website run by the geology department at Michigan Tech University.
Most quakes of that size aren’t even felt by people, and by noon, no one had reported feeling the quake at the U.S. Geological Survey’s online hazard reporting site.
No tsunami warning was issued.