Was That an Earthquake in Benton County?
Yes. Yes, it was.
Personally, I didn't feel it but some of my friends did. At about 1:38 PM an earthquake occurred near Highland, which is about 13 miles south of Kennewick. When you search for it in Google, it's listed as a 2.7 magnitude earthquake. However, according to the United States Geological Survey, it's listed as a 1.6 magnitude earthquake. Either way, it did happen. So if you felt something this afternoon, you can rest assured that it wasn't just your imagination.