LAKE WENATCHEE — A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:15 a.m. today, originating at the east end of Lake Wenatchee.
The mild quake was strong enough to be noticed indoors, particularly on upper floors, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. A 3.0 quake is at the lower end of the Richter scale, on which 1.0 is barely noticeable and 8.0 devastates structures and causes the ground to move in visible waves.
The quake was detectable about 22 miles up the Entiat River Road, witness Darcy Batcheller wrote on the Wenatchee World’s Facebook page.
The epicenter of the quake was located nearly six miles beneath the lake, the PNSN reported.