5.1 quake hits 114 miles off S. Oregon coast

5.1 quake hits 114 miles off S. Oregon coast

Credit: Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey (http://earthquake.usgs.gov)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 4:43 PM

PORT ORFORD, Ore. -- An earthquake has hit the ocean floor far off the Southern Oregon coast, but there were no immediate reports of anyone feeling it on land.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 5.1 quake was 114 miles west northwest of Port Orford at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday. The epicenter was 6 miles deep.

USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon says there were no immediate reports to the agency's website from people feeling the quake on shore.

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