Nisqually Quake

10 Year Anniversary
3:21 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Where were you? Remembering the Nisqually Quake

The Nisqually Quake sent many ducking for cover, as in this school drill. But drills aren't the same as the real thing, according to responses to our question, "Where were you ten years ago?"
AP Photo

We've been asking you today, "Where were you ten years ago when the Nisqually Quake hit the Puget Sound region?" 

The 6.8 shake damaged thousands of structures, notably the unreinforced masonry buildings in the historic downtown areas of Olympia and Seattle. 

Clearly the memories of jangled nerves and scary moments remain strong.

On KPLU's Facebook page, we've had good response to our question:

Many are sharing vivid recollections, like Coleen:

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10 Year Anniversary
10:15 am
Mon February 28, 2011

The Nisqually Earthquake: Ten Years After

Road failure at Sunset Lake, Tumwater
Steven Kramer University of Washington

Ten years ago today, the Puget Sound region was rocked by a powerful earthquake. The magnitude 6.8 quake brought down brick facades, damaged Seattle’s waterfront viaduct and split the Capitol dome in Olympia. The ground shook for about 45 seconds and tremors were felt as far away as Salt Lake City.

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