6.0 Quake Recorded in Pacific Off Oregon - No Damage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 off the Oregon coast caused no reported damage and only a smattering of reports from people who felt it as a weak jolt.

The shallow quake was recorded at 7:31 p.m. PST Tuesday more
than 150 miles west of southern Oregon. It did not generate a
tsunami.

Within about an hour, the information center's website recorded 39 reports of people who reported feeling the quake. Most were in northern California and southern Oregon and characterized it was "weak" or "barely felt."

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Dale Grant said the quake occurred in a seismically active area and was "not uncommon at all."

In his words, "These are the ones we like -- nobody gets hurt and there's no damage."


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