PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the Oregon coast on Wednesday afternoon.
The USGS reported the quake hit at 1:38 pm 291 kilometers from Bandon.
Quakes in the region are not uncommon. Dr. Scott Burns, a Portland State University geologist, said the area is where the San Andreas Fault interacts with tectonic places — and swarms happen two to four times a year.
No damage has been reported.