Friday earthquakes

ROYAL CITY - A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Friday morning near Royal City following a larger earthquake in western Washington.

The quake struck about seven miles southwest of Royal City at 3:46 a.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The temblor was about two miles deep.

USGS reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles northeast of Seattle at 2:51 a.m., followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The state Department of Transportation said the agency would be inspecting bridges, but had no reports of damage.

The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.

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