But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
The difference between Nineveh and Seattle is that, when told, Nineveh recognized what they were doing was evil and repented. Seattle neither recognizes its evil ways nor repents.