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Series of Earthquakes Hits Oregon Coastline

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Oregon Coast Beach Connection

SALEM, OR – July 25, 2018

No less than eleven minor earthquakes hit the coastline of the state of Oregon this morning, local media reports. Their magnitude varied from 2.8 to 5.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quakes, on average, were clustered about 126 miles west of Crescent City, California. No tsunami warnings were announced.

Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, said the magnitudes haven't yet been serious, adding that quakes of this caliber occur fairly often off the coast.

However, an interesting fact is — the earthquakes happened on the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, which will likely be the source of a massive earthquake in the Portland and Seattle area in the future.

Author: USA Really