From: Reuters
Published March 15, 2008 11:09 AM

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits off US Pacific coast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday at 7:44 a.m. Pacific time off the U.S. northern Pacific coast of Oregon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered 112 miles west of Port Orford, Oregon, at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.

The USGS initially put the quake at 6.0 magnitude. There were no reports of a tsunami threat to the area.

(Reporting by Vicki Allen, editing by Jackie Frank)


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