6.0 Magnitude Earthquake shakes off the Shores of Oregon

Earthquake map - USGS.gov

(Best Syndication) An earthquake with a 6.0 magnitude rating shook approximately 150 miles off the shore of Coos Bay, Oregon this February 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm PT. The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake was located at 43.536°N, 127.381°W with the depth of the epicenter at 6.2 miles.

The nearest city to the earthquake was 159 miles away from Coos Bay Oregon. The second closest city was Newport, Oregon. There was a trickle of reports coming in to the USGS responding if they felt it and if there was any damage. The NOAA government agency reported that they do not expect a tsunami from this event.

On Monday, a sizable 5.6 earthquake shook in Northern California at a 5.6 magnitude. The earthquake was in a rural area near the border of Oregon. This earthquake was located 31 miles northeast of Eureka, California.

By: N Wilson

ref: USGS

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