Actally, its now being reported as a 7.0. Epicenter was at the Nisqually Delta and occurred some 30 miles below the earth's surface. Some buildings broken (e.g. the Capital building in Olympia and several structures up in Seattle) but no reports of death (yet.)
I was getting my gear together to head out to a small bay near my home in Gig Harbor to fish for resident silvers and wild cutts when it hit about two hours after high tide (10:55 a.m.) Any anectodal evidence or studies of fish behavior following a quake? You've gotta believe they experienced an Excedrin headache!
Hopefully, this was "the big one" that folks have been prognosticating.
Thanks for asking.