Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Three Quakes Off Southern Oregon Coast Thursday Morning

Published 09/05/2019 at 4:53 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Three Quakes Off Southern Oregon Coast Thursday Morning

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; major specials now that spring is here
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials for last of spring
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Spring's enticing specials now
In Lincoln City:
Major spring specials now
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials this season
In Newport:
Look for many specials
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials and tempting prices now
In Yachats, Florence
Big deals available; lodgings not listed anywhere else

(Bandon, Oregon) – Three mid-size quakes rattled off the Oregon coast early Thursday morning, one of them a sizable magnitude 5.9 and all taking place more than 150 miles offshore. No injuries were reported and no tsunami alert was issued.

The first took place at 7:25 a.m., centered about 150 miles off the southern Oregon coast, at a depth of 6.1 miles. At magnitude 3.7 it was considered somewhat minor for an offshore earthquake.

The largest, at a magnitude 5.9, hit at 8:02 a.m., in the same general area but this time about 161 miles from Bandon. That too was at a depth of 6 miles. No one was injured and no tsunami alert was issued. It takes a quake of 7.0 or higher to generate a tsunami.

This one, unlike the other two, was felt on land. The USGS received nine reports from those who had felt it.

The final quake happened at 8:28 a.m. in about the same spot as the previous quake, clocking in at a magnitude 4.0. It was also at a depth of 6.2 miles

All these took place in the Blanco Fracture, which is connected to the larger Juan de Fuca fracture. This is the volcanic hot spot known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where the Juan de Fuca plate is slowly separating from the Pacific Plate, causing small quakes to happen with regularity. Keep an eye on Oregon coast quakes: Oregon, Coast Earthquake Updates - Live Data Oregon, Washington, California, Tsunamis

Oregon Coast Hotels in these areas - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours












More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

'Barnacle Bill' Seal Makes a Splash Around Oregon Coast for Two Weeks
One elephant seal had a few public adventures and even got the name Barnacle Bill. Sciences
Extra Caution Around N. Oregon Coast's Haystack Rock Due to Nesting | Cannon ...
Officials in Cannon Beach are asking for extra caution around Haystack Rock because of a pair of black oystercatchers
4th of July Fireworks Return to Central Oregon Coast's Lincoln City
Not just the big fireworks at Taft coming back but also the show over Devil's Lake on July 3
Three Trails on Oregon Coast Closed Through 2023 Due to Damage
Three sections of the trail system remain impassable because of downed trees
Oregon Coast Aquarium Dives Deep with Fossil Exhibit Starting Soon
Millions and millions of years displayed in Newport. Newport events
N. Oregon Coast's Seaside History Museum to Reopen with New Exhibits
Seaside Museum reopens its doors on June 11 at noon. Seaside events
Warrenton Had an 'Exploding Whale' 30 Years Before Central Oregon Coast
Was it as bad as the Florence Exploding Whale we all know and love? Quite likely. History
Oregon Coast's Tillie the Whale History a Kooky and Dramatic One
The origin story of the old Waldport attraction is dramatic - and hints at another 'exploding whale'

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details