Earthquakes Register Off Oregon Coast

March 5, 2008

Two back-to-back earthquakes struck about 200 miles off the Oregon coast.

The National Earthquake Information Center said there were no reports of damage and no threat of a tsunami.

Don Blakeman of the Golden, Colorado-based center, said preliminary measurements put the magnitudes at about 5.1 and 4.9. He said the quakes hit five minutes apart, shortly before 7 a.m. pct off the coastal town of Bandon.

Blakeman says the depth of the quakes at the epicenters, a few miles apart, probably was about 6 miles into the earth’s crust.

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