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Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast


A series of earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon Monday morning.

A series of earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon Monday morning.

USGS

Early Monday morning, the Oregon coast experienced a series of earthquakes. The largest was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 12:52 a.m. Earthquakes measuring 4.3 and 5.5 following over the next three hours, with a last 4.4 quake hitting at 7:46 a.m.

The tremblors were not strong enough to trigger tsunamis. Geologists say these earthquakes happen with some regularity, sometimes multiple times a year. They are not a sign that a Cascadia faultline earthquake is any more probable.

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