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The Nisqually Quake occurred 22 years ago –
Do you recall where you were when Yelm was shaken?

Seattle’s Pioneer Square district after Feb. 28, 2001 quake.
Photo credit: Elaine Thompson AP file, 2001

The 22nd anniversary of the Nisqually Quake is today!

+ The Olympian: Memories of Nisqually earthquake still fresh after 22 years. Tell us what happened to you

– “Earthquake registering 6.8 on Richter Scale jolts Seattle/Puget Sound, Feb. 28, 2001.”
“At 10:54 a.m. on February 28, 2001, a deep earthquake centered near the Nisqually Delta northwest of Olympia startles the entire Puget Sound region and causes more than $1 billion in damage to area buildings and roads. The 40-second quake, calibrated at a magnitude of 6.8 on the revised Richter Scale, injures an estimated 200 persons in the region, and is cited as the cause of a fatal heart attack in Burien. Hardest hit structures are located in Olympia, including the State Capitol, and in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The quake is the strongest since 1949, although a “weaker” 1965 temblor caused more damage and was blamed for seven deaths.

Scientists quickly placed the epicenter of the earthquake at approximately 30 miles below the Nisqually River delta, a point 11 miles north of Olympia, along a subduction zone in which the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is sliding beneath the North American plate. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake originated in this same area on April 13, 1949, killing eight and causing substantial property damage,” by Walt Crowley, HistoryLink.org, The Free Encyclopedia of Washington State History.
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– “Nisqually Earthquake in Seattle, Feb. 28, 2001”
“This is raw footage from the KIRO 7 archive of the Nisqually Earthquake in Seattle, Feb. 28, 2001,” from KIRO TV 7 News, Seattle.
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