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On February 28th...
M6.8 - Washington, 2001
About 400 people injured and major damage in the
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area. Maximum intensity (VIII)
in the Capitol Hill area of Olympia and in the Pioneer
Square area south of downtown Seattle. Preliminary
estimates of damage are between 1 and 4 billion U.S.
dollars. Felt from central Oregon to southern British
Columbia and as far east as northwestern Montana. The
maximum recorded acceleration was 0.3g at Seward Park.
Landslides occurred in the Tacoma area and near Renton.
Liquefaction and sand blows occurred in parts of Olympia
and South Seattle.
From Significant Earthquakes of the World 2001
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