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The Nisqually Earthquake, February 28, 2001

The location of this earthquake is very near the location of the 1949 magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The February 28, 2001 event occurred on a normal fault within the down-going Juan de Fuca plate. The earthquake name "Nisqually" is derived from a prominent delta in South Puget Sound. The area northeast of the delta (along Puget Sound) is known as Nisqually Landing. The delta is protected as part of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. (Text by USGS)

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