6 earthquakes hit off Oregon Coast – one a 5.4 magnitude shaker

by | Apr 29, 2021 | News

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According to geologists, a cluster of earthquakes shook off the Oregon coast early Thursday morning. There were reportedly at least seven earthquakes reported between 150 and 200 miles from Bandon, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

The earthquakes followed a quake in the same area Wednesday afternoon. At this time, there is no need to worry of a tsunami, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake that hit on Wednesday was around 2:36 pm, 182 miles northwest of Bandon. The quake is said to have a depth of around 6.2 miles. The quakes early this morning happened within about 50 miles of each other, as said by the USGS map that charts the latest earthquakes. The largest was at 3:30 am Pacific time, and said to be a 5.4-magnitude earthquake.

As Michigan Tech reports, quakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitudes are often felt but rarely do they cause much damage. USGS reports 13 people who actually felt at least one of the quakes Thursday morning, with no one reporting actually feeling the earthquake on Wednesday.


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Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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