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Strong earthquake strikes off Oregon coast

No tsunami warming, no apparent problems, from this 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in the ocean 281 miles west of Waldport, Oregon.

Earthquake - May 31/June 1, 2015 - via USGS

Earthquake – May 31/June 1, 2015 – via USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reported a strong earthquake that struck off the Oregon coast last night (May 31-June 1, 2015). No tsunami warning was issued, and the quake did not appear to cause any problems. The 5.9-magnitude quake (originally reported as 5.8, but updated by USGS later in the day on June 1) struck in the ocean at 11:52 p.m. PDT at a depth of 6 miles (10 km).

Details of the quake from USGS follow:

Time
2015-06-01 06:52:41 (UTC)

Nearby Cities
453km (281mi) W of Waldport, Oregon
461km (286mi) WNW of Coos Bay, Oregon
514km (319mi) W of Dallas, Oregon
517km (321mi) W of Corvallis, Oregon
536km (333mi) W of Salem, Oregon

Earthquake history of Oregon from USGS

Bottom line: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Oregon on May 31, 2015 at 11:52 p.m. (June 1 at 0652 UTC) did not cause any problems on land.

Deborah Byrd

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