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Centered 30 miles southwest of Seattle and 36 miles deep, the 6.8 magnitude Nisqually quake rocked the Central Puget Sound region.

Within 1 hour and 45 minutes of the event an emergency proclamation was issued by County Executive Ron Sims.

See video shot during the quake and photos of the damage.

Earthquakes and other disasters can strike at any time; get better prepared for the next event.

Also see:
» Department of Transportation's Nisqually Earthquake site
» King County Executive's Nisqually Earthquake anniversary news release

Updated: March 11, 2002

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