Moderate Earthquake Off the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast


    Two moderate earthquakes overnight off the Oregon/California coast.
    USGS graphic

    Two moderate earthquakes rattled the seafloor about a hundred miles off the SW Oregon and NW California Coast. The first quake measured at an even 5.0 Richter at around 10pm Saturday evening. The second quake shortly before 3am this morning measured 4.6.The USGS said neither quake generated a tsunami. Scientists have consistently reported that the next big Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake will likely erupt in this same area and act like a zipper, moving north along the Oregon and Washington coasts, up to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A tsunami similar to the one that struck Japan in 2011 is expected to be produced along the northwest coast of the U.S. and British Columbia.

    Local emergency preparedness officials say all roads and bridges will be impassable for months which will require everyone to have at least two weeks worth of food and medicine on hand in order to give national disaster relief operations enough time to airlift food and other supplies to stranded residents.

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