4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Omak, Okanogan

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by KREM.com and Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 6:53 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 18 at 7:12 PM

WENATCHEE, Wash.-- A 4.6 earthquake has shaken north central Washington.

The United States Geological Survery reports it occurred at 5:09 a.m. Friday and was centered six miles northwest of Omak, and 7 miles northwest of Okanogan.

We received several calls in the KREM 2 newsroom reporting the earthquake. Callers said their pictures were knocked off the wall and they heard noises like a freight train.

Jackie in Omak said it felt like a bomb went off near her home. She says that her cabinet doors flew open, but was glad her 50 gallon fishtank remained in tact.

William says the earthquake was strong enough to throw his off his feet, and a couple in Riverside reported pictures coming off their walls.

Reports this 4.6 was strong enough to feel in Spokane, 116 miles away.

KPQ in Wenatchee reports callers say it was felt in Leavenworth, where it was described as a rolling motion, and in Twisp where it was strong enough to shake items off a shelf.

There are no reports of structural damge or injuries.

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