Monday, April 14, 2008

Earthquake off Coos Bay just a blip in the ocean

Earthquake Swarm Continues

Earthquakes rattled the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire this weekend.One quake was off the coast of Oregon, due west of Coos Bay. The 5.6 magnitude quake occurred at 5:05 a.m. Saturday about 160 miles offshore, according to an alert from the National Earthquake Information Center. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a notice that a tsunami was not expected.At 5:42 a.m. Sunday, the center said, a 5.2 magnitude quake struck 220 miles northwest of Nome, Alaska. No tsunami was generated by that quake, either.