Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

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The star shows the epicenter of a 4.6 earthquake about 30 miles northeast of Seattle, July 12, 2019 (USGS map)

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state.

That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.

The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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