M5.9 Earthquake Detected Off Oregon Coast


A strong earthquake has hit the off coast region of Oregon on Thursday morning, according to United States Geological Survey earthquake alerts.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected Thursday morning off the Oregon Coast.

At 8:02 a.m., the National Geological Survey placed the earthquake's epicenter about 192 miles west of Coos Bay on Oregon's south coast.

No tsunami is expected on the coastline, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake was preceded by a 3.7-magnitude earthquake about 32 miles closer to the Oregon coastline detected at 7:25 a.m.

Both of today's earthquakes follow a 6.3-magnitude earthquake a week ago in the same region.
 
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