COOS BAY, Ore. — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck off the Southern Oregon Coast Thursday afternoon.

The quake hit at 1:43 p.m. about 110 miles west of Coos Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey. Its depth was about 6.2 miles.

Location of magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the Southern Oregon Coast on Oct. 17, 2019.
Location of magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the Southern Oregon Coast on Oct. 17, 2019.
USGS

The earthquake occurred the same day as the Great ShakeOut, a day when people in earthquake-prone areas practice what to do when they feel the shaking of an earthquake: drop, cover and hold on.

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