4.0 Quake Off the Southern Oregon Coast Sunday, No Alerts
Published 04/29/2018 at 11:25 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff
(Oregon Coast) – A 4.0 earthquake shook up the ocean floor off the southern Oregon coast Sunday night. The small quake was centered about 120 miles west of Bandon, happening at 7:20 p.m. It happened about six miles beneath the bottom. (Graphic courtesy USGS).
No tsunami alerts were issued. It takes at least a 7.0 magnitude quake to generate a tsunami.
Earthquake magnitude measurements are extremely wide although the increments may appear small.
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