4.5 magnitude quake hits off Oregon coast

Earthquakes

The USGS reported the quake hit at 1:38 pm

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.

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