Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. at 15:07 UTC on August 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.4 km (3.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 284 km (177 miles) W of Bandon (population 3 115), Oregon and 414 km (258 miles) WSW of Salem (population 164 549), Oregon, U.S.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

A tsunami is not expected, NTWC said.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM


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