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Strong Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Shakes the Coast of Oregon


Richter Magnitude 5.9 – OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 01:41:47 PM at epicenter
Location:  43.593°N, 127.557°W
Depth:  10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region:  OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

Reuters: “A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on Wednesday and was followed a minute later by a smaller quake off the coast of central California, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quakes were unlikely to trigger a tsunami. The Oregon quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.2 and the California one as a 5.3. Both were later downgraded. It was not immediately known whether the quakes caused any damage or casualties.” Read more.

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