According to a Jan. 29 KATU TV report, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake was recorded about 170 miles off the southern Oregon coast. The National Weather Service's West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger of a tsunami from the Jan. 29 earthquake.
There were no immediate reports of damage. Late that evening, evening the center’s website had logged four reports from individuals who said they felt a weak shaking from the quake, KATU reports.
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said the 7:14 p.m. PST quake occurred at a depth of 6.4 miles.
This is not the first time an earthquake of this magnitude has been felt in southern Oregon. According to the United Sates Geological Survey website, the 1993 Klamath Falls magnitude 6.0 earthquakes were one of the most historic earthquakes and were felt in southern Oregon as far north as Eugene and in northern California as far south as Redding. They caused two deaths and approximately 7.5 million U.S. dollars in damages to more than 1,000 home and commercial buildings. One person died when the car he was driving was crushed by a boulder in an earthquake-induced rockfall and the other died of a heart attack.
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