UPDATE: As SPN Reader Julia points out in her comment, it could NOT have been the minor WA earthquake. SPN got it wrong! The Washington Earthquake was at 11:20 UTC … which places it at 3:20 a.m. PST in Washington State. Thank you Julia for that clarification! Soooo, the mystery continues! Any ideas? Readership input is always welcomed on SPN!
Original (and wrong) post:
Just before 11:30 a.m. in Sooke on Wednesday, January 11, a loud boom was felt by some and heard by many. Meanwhile in Sooke, a Facebook page, suggested that it might be a mild earthquake in Washington. PA&E is not scheduled to blast until tomorrow, January 12.
The Earthquakes USGS website is showing that an earthquake occurred south of Seattle on January 11, 2017, at 11:20. It happened three miles south/southeast of Fircrest, Washington, and measured 2.6.
Just before 11:30, a large boom was heard by many residents in Sooke. Some experienced a shaking.