2 earthquakes recorded off Oregon’s central coast in last 24 hours

Harold Litwiler Follow Cape Arago, Coos Bay Oregon
The U.S. Geological Survey said Nov. 28, 2016 a pair of earthquakes struck late Sunday and early Monday. The first quake was a magnitude 4.9 and was recorded at 7:30 p.m. Pacific about 145 miles west of Coos Bay. (USGS website screen grab)
The U.S. Geological Survey said Nov. 28, 2016 a pair of earthquakes struck late Sunday and early Monday. The first quake was a magnitude 4.9 and was recorded at 7:30 p.m. Pacific about 145 miles west of Coos Bay. (USGS website screen grab) 

The Oregonian has reported this morning two earthquakes were recorded off Oregon’s central coast. The quakes were said to have struck late Sunday and early Monday, according to The U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the report, the first quake hit around 7:30 pm and was a magnitude 49, about 145 miles west of Coos Bay. The second was a magnitude 4.8, and recorded just after 3 am Monday morning. The USGS also reports it occurred at a depth of just over six miles.

We seem to be having an unusual amount of earthquakes in Oregon lately. Is the big one coming soon? Lots of folks seem to think so… Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Harold Litwiler Follow Cape Arago, Coos Bay Oregon
Cape Arago, Coos Bay Oregon (Harold Litwiler / Flickr)

 

h/t The Oregonian

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  • trinity9058

    I knew it!!! One of my decorative plates was bouncing against the wall this morning but I just went back to sleep.

  • demoman

    here in nor cal we think its trucks going by if its less then a 5.0