5.8 underwater quake hits 150 miles west of Bandon

BANDON — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Oregon, about 150 miles due west of Bandon, this morning.

Jon Connolly, the seismology lab coordinator at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington in Seattle, says the quake was not strong enough to trigger any sort of tsunami warning.

Connolly says the quake was about 6.2 miles below the water's surface, and occurred on a fracture zone, between the Pacific plate and the Juan de Fuca plate.

— The Associated Press

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