EarthquakeMagnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Western Oregon

An earthquake and aftershock have been reported off the coast of south-central Oregon.

An earthquake has been recorded at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles) and 302 km (188 miles) west of Bandon, Oregon, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website.

No tsunami warning has yet been issued. There is no information about possible victims or damage.




Robert Sanders of the USGS says there is no tsunami threat associated with the quake. He says people as far away as Portland reported feeling the tremblor.

Dispatch with the Coos Bay police says there have been no reports of damage or injury.

The quake was located at a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers).

About two hours later, an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 struck the area.

Earlier today a 7.3 quake hit Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Barbados and Grenada.

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has also hit the Republic of Vanuatu in the New Hebrides archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

 
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