Small Earthquake Confirmed Off Southern Oregon Coast

October 21, 2019

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Oregon, The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The USGS mapped the earthquake about 96 miles off the coast of Port Orford, a small town in Curry County about 25 miles south of Coos Bay, shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday.

The quake was about 6 miles deep.

On Thursday morning, schools around the state, including many on the southern Oregon coast, had ducked under their desks for the Great Oregon Shake-Out, an annual statewide earthquake drill.

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