Moderate earthquake strikes off the Oregon coast, US
Thursday, January 10, 2008
So far there are no reports of damage, injuries or deaths and no tsunami warning has been issued, but small waves could be locally generated by any possible landslides.
"The magnitude is such that a tsunami is not expected. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides," said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in a statement on its website. No further messages will be generated it adds.
Firefighters in Bandon report that they didn't even feel the tremor and police say that no one has yet called to report any quake related incidents. Bandon is also located within 150 miles of the quake's epicenter.
- Associated Press. "Quake Off Oregon Causes Few Problems" — , January 9, 2008
- "Tsunami Information Statement issued 01/9/2008 at 5:46PM PST" — , January 9, 2008
- "Magnitude 6.4 Off the coast of Oregon" — , January 9, 2008
- "Magnitude 6.4 quake off Oregon coast-USGS" — , January 9, 2008