Moderate earthquakes strike off the coast of Oregon
May 2014– OREGON– A moderate magnitude 5.1earthquake struck off the Oregon coast at 6:51 p.m. Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The earthquake occurred 181 miles WNW of Bandon. The USGS said two people reported feeling the earthquake; one in Los Angeles, and one in Springfield, Oregon. Maps released by the USGS show the quake occurred close where the Pacific plate meets the Juan de Fuca plate. The Cascadia region has been seen a marked increased in the recent number of seismic events. On Monday, a magnitude 5.3 quake was recorded close to Sunday’s quake, at about 9:45 p.m. the USGS reported. There was no tsunami danger from either quake, scientists said.