4.5, 4.9 quakes off Oregon coast this week

4.5, 4.9 quakes off Oregon coast this week

A 4.5 quake hit about 275 miles west of Newport about 4:20 a.m. Thursday.

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 10:33 AM

NEWPORT -- A 4.5 quake hit about 275 miles west of Newport about 4:20 Thursday morning, according to the USGS.

The quake was about six miles below the surface.

It follows a 4.9 quake about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in the same area.

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Link to USGS quake page

Link to seismic history for this specific area

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