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Effects of Northwest quake felt by residents of California

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – Flights to Seattle from San Francisco were on hold Wednesday after a powerful earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest.

San Francisco International Airport called flights back that were in the air headed for Seattle, said airport spokesman Ron Wilson.

He said he expected delays all day to the Pacific Northwest. It was also possible flights from other points of departure would be diverted to SFO.

A University of California, Berkeley seismologist said the quake was so strong that people may have felt it in San Francisco.

Robert Uhrhammer, research seismologist at UC Berkeley’s Seismological Lab, said the quake was so strong that people on upper floors of skyscrapers in the San Francisco Bay area may have felt a rolling sensation.

Uhrhammer said the quake was on the Juan DeFuca fault, which runs under Puget Sound. That fault is connected to a system that runs from Cape Mendocino in California to just north of Puget Sound in Washington.

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