Special Reports

Six Western Washington earthquakes to remember

• Feb. 28, 2001: magnitude 6.8, centered near Olympia. Caused several hundred thousand dollars damage to buildings in Whatcom County, and more than $50 million damage in Western Washington.



• April 29, 1965: magnitude 6.5, Seattle-Tacoma area, seven people died.



• April 13, 1949: magnitude 7.1, Olympia, eight died.



• June 23, 1946: magnitude 7.3, Strait of Georgia.



• Jan. 11, 1909: magnitude 6.0, Orcas Island.



• Dec. 14, 1872: magnitude 7 to 7.5, east of Mount Baker.



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