An earthquake struck central California on Friday, sending the region into a period of intense aftershocks, and leaving at least two people dead and hundreds without power.
The quake struck at 5:34 p.m. local time in the city of Los Angeles and was felt across the Pacific Northwest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Washington area and Oregon.
Officials in Washington state said the magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit about 100 miles northeast of Seattle at a depth of 6 miles.
The quake was centered about 2 miles northeast and centered over the Puget Sound.
The earthquake struck near the Cascade Mountains and was a magnitude-7.4.
Residents of the city and surrounding area were told to stay inside and avoid outdoor activity.
People in coastal communities were urged to limit outdoor activities.
About 100 people were injured, according the U,S.
Bureau of Land Management.
Witnesses reported hearing a huge explosion in the middle of the night.
Some witnesses said they could see a fireball in the distance and heard a loud boom, according on social media.
The U.N. said the quake was felt in Hawaii, Alaska and California.
It was a “very shallow, relatively shallow quake,” the U-N said.
The epicenter was about 2,000 feet (610 meters) northwest of the City of Los Angelos, and it was centered at a shallow depth of about 7 miles (11 kilometers) deep.
No tsunami warnings were issued in California and Hawaii.