Wednesday, January 09, 2008

6.4 quake strikes off the coast of Oregon

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the central Oregon coast at 8:37 p.m. EST on Wednesday (0137 GMT Thursday), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor was located 151 miles (243 km) west-northwest of Barview, Oregon, at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the USGS said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no current warning or advisory was in effect following the quake.

Lanny Boston, the fire chief in Bandon, Oregon, also 151 miles from the site of the quake off the Oregon coast, said he had not felt the quake and had received no reports of damage.

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