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No tsunami threat after 5.9 earthquakes off Oregon coast

The U.S. Geological Survey says there's no threat of a tsunami or damage to the coast.
Credit: USGS
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon early Friday.

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon early Friday, and the aftershocks included another 5.9 quake. 

But the U.S. Geological Survey says there's no threat of a tsunami or damage to the coast.

The first 5.9 earthquake struck at 12:52 a.m. Pacific time 98 miles west of Gold Beach, Oregon, at a depth of 5.6 miles. The next struck at 1:17 a.m., slightly deeper and closer.

But both quakes and more aftershocks through the night were far enough from land that they were hardly felt.