THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. According to the USGS's National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8. By Walt Crowley; Posted 3/01/2001; HistoryLink.org Essay 3039 ; Share. Earthquake rocks Seattle Thousands flee buildings as tremor is felt 700 miles away Special report: natural disasters. Seattle began picking up the pieces Thursday from a powerful earthquake that tore through the area -- causing as much as $1 billion in damage, but sparing the …

2001: At 10:54 a.m. on February 28, 2001, a deep earthquake centered near the Nisqually Delta northwest of Olympia startles the entire Puget Sound region and … Provided by: Paul Morin, University of Minnesota Summary authors & editors: Martin Ruzek. Earthquake Epicenter, Origin Time, Magnitude, Aftershocks and Source Mechanism. English: Earthquake damage to Cadillac Hotel 319 Second Avenue South, Pioneer Square neighborhood, Seattle, Washington, 2001. Built 1890. The quake damage may exceed 1 billion dollars, and at least one person was killed. Special Event The Seattle Earthquake Aired February 28, 2001 - 10:00 p.m. Its origin time was 10:54:32 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) , Wednesday, February 28, 2001 (18:54:32 UTC). Earthquake registering 6.8 on Richter Scale jolts Seattle and Puget Sound on February 28, 2001. ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. Seattle Tacoma Area, Washington has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 1 earthquake in the past 7 days; 6 earthquakes in the past 30 days The building was subsequently repaired by the Historic Seattle PDA to house the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park Museum and National Park Service Regional Headquarters. Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles. On February 28, 2001 at 10:54 am the Seattle / Olympia, Washington area was rocked by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. Seattle Earthquake March 02, 2001.