Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast


Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast

 

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast

  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast Thursday morning. Photo: USGS

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast Thursday morning.

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast Thursday morning.

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the Oregon Coast on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. While the epicenter was 177 miles offshore from the coastal town of Bandon, shaking was widely felt on land.

    The quake hit at 8:08 a.m. local time at a depth of about 3 miles. The epicenter was 183 miles east of Coos Bay, 197 miles east-northeast from Newport and 251 miles east-northeast from Salem. Shaking was felt in Portland and Eugene and as far east as Bend.

    A tsunami isn't expected with this quake.

    The quake was initially reported as magnitude 6.4 and shortly after was downgraded to 6.3.

    There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this earthquake is available on the USGS event page.

    See the latest USGS quake alerts, report feeling earthquake activity and tour interactive fault maps in SFGATE's earthquake section.

    Amy Graff is a digital reporter for SFGATE. Email her at agraff@sfgate.com.

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