Wednesday, January 09, 2008

6.4 quake strikes off the coast of Oregon--USGS

Incredible... an earthquake off the coast of Oregon! Hey Oregonians... welcome to California!

WASHINGTON -- -- A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Oregon on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake was located 246 kilometers (153 miles) west of Winchester Bay on the coast of the northwestern state of Oregon, and 406 kilometers (252 miles) southwest of Portland, the USGS said in a statement.

The earthquake occurred at 5:37 pm (0137 GMT Thursday) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles).

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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