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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off The Coast Of Oregon

A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon. The preliminary magnitude was 6.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 03:31:20 UTC

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 07:31:20 PM at epicenter

Location: 43.536°N, 127.381°W

Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

256 km (159 miles) W of Coos Bay, Oregon

293 km (182 miles) WSW of Newport, Oregon

302 km (187 miles) NW of Brookings, Oregon

380 km (236 miles) WSW of SALEM, Oregon

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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