Shaking felt across Inland Northwest was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake near Mead

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Mead on Friday afternoon, leaving residents throughout the Inland Northwest wondering if it was, in fact, an earthquake they’d felt as authorities struggled to pinpoint the source.

Some asked about what they thought was an earthquake in the Spokane Valley area. Others near Davenport wondered about a possible explosion. 

4 News Now reached out to to several local agencies to learn more, but it seemed no one could pinpoint the cause. 

An update from USGS revealed the source: A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck roughly 12 kilometers northeast of Mead at 2:50 p.m.

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