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Feb-15-2007 05:33printcomments

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Reported off Oregon Coast

A 4.5 magnitude quake hit the same area on Sunday.

Oregon Coast
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(BANDON) - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled off the Oregon coast Wednesday.

The USGS says the quake struck at 2:12 PM, 151 miles WNW of the town of Bandon.

The quake had a depth of 3.7 miles.

No injuries or damage were reported.

The National Weather Service DID NOT issue a tsunami alert for the Oregon coast because of the quake.

A 4.5 magnitude quake hit the same area on Sunday.




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The Wizard; February 16, 2007 7:02 am (Pacific time)

MojoMan; I Was in the Gulf of Thailand when boxer day Tsunami hit the Andaman Ocean side of the country, sitting on my balcony enjoying the view when it actually struck, a brief mention on the BBC about an earthquake in the Bay of Bengal-Andaman chain of islands, and it was over for more than TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE in less than FIVE minutes from landfall! Of those an estimated FIVE THOUSAND are still unnacounted for in the area of Phuket Island., to the Burma border town of Ranong three hundred K. north.,these were primarily tourists and info derived from number of unclaimed seats on return flights and embassy-immigration officals who document foreigners movements. There have been at least three more sub ocean earthquakes on the same fault, minimum five on up Richter wise and the fault line is three qurters intact!,nother 600 kilommeters left still waiting to drop an estimated five to eight meters when it happens., I'm not sure of San Andreas specs., and am out of area but I don't think it's time to invest in shorline property, and have a way out fast. No scare tactics intended,as if there wasn't enough going on! Good fortune to you and yours man!


MojoMan February 16, 2007 3:52 am (Pacific time)

Wizard,your not kidding one bit!its just a step closer to the Great Big One.


The Wizard; February 15, 2007 6:42 pm (Pacific time)

PEOPLE OF BANDON AND THOSE IN A FOUR HUNRED MILE LATITUDINAL-LONGITUDINAL TRAJECTORY; I'd be making my escape route NOW!,the warning may be here as I write.,(five measured quakes in last two weeks). I know some of the loggers and fishermen will scoff and call me a wus, but I don't plan on swimming long in 45 F. water., do you?

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