ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Two Oregon earthquakes today 2012 have erupted in Port Orford before sunrise. Both Oregon earthquakes today September 17, 2012 struck off the coast of Oregon, but centered near Coos Bay. The latest began early this morning, officials indicate to news.
A 2.9 magnitude quake in Oregon today was followed by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake Monday monring. The latest quake erupted shortly before 3 am local time, officials tell news. The quake, while centered out to sea, delivered a shallow depth, local news indicates.
The latest quake struck only six miles below sea level. As a result, the quake can be felt across the coastal region rear Port Orford. Officials indicate that the quake was centered seventy miles southwest of Port Orford and roughly one hundred miles southwest of Coos Bay. The quake struck one hundred twenty-eight miles west of Grants Pass and one hundred thirty-six miles west of Roseburg, officials tell news.
Mapping today indicates that the quake was northwest of Crescent City and Brookings. The quake was also southwest of Lookingglass and North Bend, centered west of Interstate 5.
This is the latest quake to strike the region since April this year. A 5.9 magnitude quake struck near the same epicenter in the spring. That quake struck one hundred sixty-one miles west of Bandon, USGS indicated to news at the time. The quake was roughly one hundred sixty miles west of Barview and Port Orford. Local news put that quake under three under miles from Portland and Crescent City.