GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The USGS has downgraded an earthquake near Gold Beach this afternoon. It is now listed as a magnitude 5.2 after an initial calculation of 5.6m. The location has also been adjusted, slightly father off shore – about now about 130 miles south-southwest of Gold Beach, Oregon. It happened at 12:11 pm. See the … Continue reading »
NEAR EUREKA, CALIF. — The United States Geological Survey says a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled the ground last night shortly before 10:30pm. The epicenter was located 50 miles west of Eureka, California. The tremor was felt across Southern Oregon at 10:18pm Sunday night when the earthquake struck. Emergency Management in Eureka says no damage has … Continue reading »
BROOKINGS, Ore. — Experts say the Southern Oregon coast may be overdue for a devastating earthquake. Yesterday Curry County residents met in Brookings for the Tsunami Road Show, a statewide disaster preparation class to learn what impact a natural disaster could have, and how to survive its after-effects. The earthquake risk comes from an offshore … Continue reading »
[UPDATE 2:20 pm.] The Oregon Park and Recreation Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the derelict boat that washed ashore should be removed by the end of the day. Drayton Excavation out of Lincoln City will remove the debris and safely dispose of it in a local landfill. Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and … Continue reading »
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific yesterday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the quake triggered a local tsunami, but did not threaten the wider region. The main quake was preceded by a 6.3 magnitude quake in the region and was followed by several others, the largest of … Continue reading »
OREGON — An earthquake rattled off the Southern Oregon Coast around 7:15 Tuesday night. It’s unlikely anyone felt the magnitude 5.3 quake; it happened 170 miles to the West of Coos Bay at a depth of 6.4 miles. Because of it’s magnitude, the Tsunami Warning Center says there’s no danger of tsunami’s from the earthquake.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Another moderate earthquake rattled southern California today. It hit at 12:30 with a preliminary 4.5 magnitude. Many people felt another one last night, which measured 4.4, but those are not the only ones. “There is a total of approximately 30 earthquakes, three of which were big enough to feel,” explains Cal-Tech Staff Seismologist … Continue reading »