The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 5.3-magnitute earthquake 170 miles (274 kilometers) off the coast of Oregon overnight. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning, and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Here are the details of the quake, from the USGS:
2013-01-30 03:14:28 UTC
2013-01-29 18:14:28 UTC-09:00 at epicenter
2013-01-29 21:14:28 UTC-06:00 system time
263km (163mi) WNW of Bandon, Oregon
274km (170mi) W of Coos Bay, Oregon
347km (216mi) W of Roseburg, Oregon
364km (226mi) WSW of Corvallis, Oregon
395km (245mi) WSW of Salem, Oregon
Bottom line: 5.3-magnitude earthquake off Oregon coast on January 29, 2013.
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