Northwest NEWS

March 5, 2001

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It's enough to make you move to Iowa, 6.8 quake shakes Western Washington

A 10:54 a.m. 40-second jolt rocked the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, the last day of February, 2001. Catastrophic destruction was averted because the 6.8 earthquake occurred along a so-called deep fault, 33 miles below the earth's surface.

Area stakeholders discuss reclaimed water

The call for water conservation efforts by Seattle Public Utilities, provider of water to 1.3 million people in the Seattle area, made last week's Metropolitan King County Council Committee-of-the-Whole meeting especially relevant.