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Thursday, 1 March, 2001, 07:33 GMT
In pictures: Earthquake in Seattle
Seattle and the state of Washington was rocked by an earthquake which left thousands without power and caused serious damage to buildings across the region.


Car covered in bricks
Masonry came crashing down across the city

Boy running
People had to run for their lives

People in street
Thousands thronged immediately into the streets

Bricks
Some took the chance for a picture in unusual surroundings

People phoning relatives
Telephones were still working but many services were cut off

Coastline
The Alaska Way Viaduct and Colman ferry dock were closed for inspection

Man collecting wine bottles
Commercial damage also suffered considerable damage

Damaged building
Gaping holes punctured beautiful fašades
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01 Mar 01 | Americas
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