Increased rate of uplift near South Sister volcano, Oregon

Increased rate of uplift near South Sister volcano, Oregon

Cascades Volcano Observatory geophysicists have detected a subtle increase in the rate of uplift of the ground surface about 5 km (3 miles) west of South Sister volcano, Oregon, U.S. Episodes of increased uplift have been observed in this area before, and the…

Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A series of earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. on December 7 and 8, 2021. The quakes are taking place at a shallow depth of about 10 km (6.2 miles), some 500 km (320 miles) W of Salem, Oregon. The swarm, located about 360 km (200 miles) west of the…

Shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit Gorda plate, off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit Gorda plate, off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Two shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit off the coast of southern Oregon, U.S. at 07:52 and 08:17 UTC on June 4, 2021, at a depth of 16.6 km (10.3 miles) and 14.5 km (9 miles), respectively. They were located around 12 km (7.4 miles) from each other and followed by 5…

500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

The number of people forced to evacuate their homes in Oregon rose to an estimated 500 000 by Friday, September 11, 2020. This is more than 10% of the state's 4.2 million people and the number keeps growing. The fires have so far consumed a record 364 000 ha…

Large fireball seen crashing over Salem in Oregon, U.S.

Large fireball seen crashing over Salem in Oregon, U.S.

A fireball was spotted over the skies of Salem City, the capital of coastal state Oregon, crashing somewhere in the wilderness of Polk County on Thursday evening, November 21, 2019. Police officers have since started conducting investigations. The event was…

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…