LAKE WENATCHEE — A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the china around Lake Wenatchee early today, the second such mild quake in that area since late September.
The 4:24 a.m. temblor was strong enough to be felt indoors. A similar shaking, measuring 3.0, took place in the same vicinity Sept. 24 and was felt as far away as the upper Entiat Valley. On June 26, a 4.3-magnitude quake originated just northeast near Fish Lake.
Quakes of 3.0 to 4.9 intensity are classified as minor to light, detectable by humans but unlikely to cause damage. This latest quake was followed up by a far tamer aftershock at 4:33 a.m., measuring 1.4, usually too mild to notice.