Strong 6.0 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast

Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:34pm EST

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(Reuters) - A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday roughly 160 miles off the coast of Oregon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 7:31 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles in the Pacific Ocean 159 miles west of Coos Bay, Oregon. It was felt as far away as San Francisco, California, according to the USGS.

A spokesman for the Portland police said he did not feel the quake. There were immediate reports of damage or injuries.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

(Reporting By Mary Slosson; Editing by Greg McCune)

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Comments (9)
OldeGeek wrote:
Probably just a pre-shock.

Feb 14, 2012 11:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OldKingSol wrote:
Just out of purely idle curiosity, is there such a thing as a -weak- 6.0 earthquake? :-?

Seriously though, glad no tsunami came of it. Let’s hope it wasn’t just a warning shock. :-#

Feb 15, 2012 3:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
lhkjhlkgjhjgl wrote:
Felt it in SF.

Feb 15, 2012 4:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
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