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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:46 AM

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Oregon Coast

BANDON, OR A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck far off the Oregon coast at around 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake is by far the largest that has hit the Pacific Northwest recently. The quake was located at a depth of about 7 miles and about 200 miles from the Oregon coast. As far away as it was, residents from Eugene to Lincoln City felt shaking, according to the USGS.

There was no tsunami threat, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake comes during an important seismic moment for the Pacific Northwest. The "slow-slip" tremor event is happening beneath Puget Sound this month, which seismologists think might slightly increase the risk of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.


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