Earthquake Information

February 8, 2011 (22:02:01 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 5.2 Off the coast of Oregon

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Oregon.  This earthquake probably occurred on the Blanco Fracture Zone that is a transform boundary between the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates. Although earthquakes occur frequently along the Blanco Fracture Zone, they are rarely felt in Oregon or Washington because they are moderate magnitude and a significant distance from the coast.

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