The 6.8 magnitude Nisqually earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest on February 28, 2001 at 10:54 a.m. Nisqually Quake Videos and Vintage Audio with Steve Scher and Dave Ross A short video of Steve Scher demonstrating what he and Carl Elliot did at KUOW during the Nisqually Quake is below.

One person died of a heart attack, hundreds were injured, and various estimates place damage at between $500 million and $4 billion. A Comparison of the February 28, 2001, Nisqually, Washington, and January 17, 1994, Northridge, California Earthquakes The Nisqually Earthquake: USGS Page The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program has created an excellent page of information, news reports, data sources and other links pertaining to the M w 6.8 earthquake that rocked the Puget Sound area on the morning of February 28, 2001. This is an animation in map view of the ground motions from the 3D finite-difference simulation of the 2001 M6.8 Nisqually earthquake.

Exactly 19 years ago — Feb. 28, 2001 — the magnitude 6.8 Nisqually earthquake rattled our region at 10:54 a.m. On this day in 2001, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Puget Sound, injuring about 400 people and causing $2 billion in damage. This picture, taken south of Safeco Field, shows the damage from the 6.8 magnitude Nisqually earthquake on Feb. 28, 2001. about 40 km northeast of the Nisqually earthquake and had a similar fault orientation as the 2001 event. A decade ago, scientists knew Western Washington was vulnerable to much nastier shakes than the magnitude 6.8 that rattled Seattle on Feb. 28, 2001. Nineteen years ago, Western Washington was rocked. Or, try our Real-time Notifications, Feeds, and Web Services . The colors indicate the magnitude of the vector formed by the two horizontal components of ground velocity from the simulation. M 6.8 - Puget Sound region, Washington It was centered about 11 miles north of Olympia. In 1999, the moment magnitude 5.8 Satsop earthquake occurred within the subducting Juan de Fuca plate about 60 km to the west of the Nisqually earthquake. The Nisqually earthquake on February 28, 2001, was a deep, magnitude 6.8 earthquake 10 miles northeast of Olympia. The quake damaged several buildings, including the Cadillac Hotel building, current home of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle, WA, and the interior of the King County Courthouse.. We don't know when the next major earthquake will strike. A magnitude 6.8 quake shook the Nisqually Delta, to the northwest of Olympia, for 40 seconds. The Earthquake Event Page application supports most recent browsers, view supported browsers.