M5.8 Earthquake Reported Off Oregon Coast in the Early Morning of June 1

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An earthquake measuring Magnitude 5.8 was reported off the west coast of the U.S., near the state of Oregon in the early morning hours of Monday, June 1. Two other instances of earthquakes in region far off the coast were also reported. No tsunami warnings have been issued by local authorities. No instance of injury, death, or property damage has been reported so far.

Oregon coast reported three earthquakes in the early morning hours of June 1. The first instance reported was at 11:52 p.m. when an earthquake measuring Magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Pacific ocean floor, about 300 miles west of the city of Newport. The sheriff’s office in the Lincoln County has informed that it did not receive any phone calls regarding the quake from the residents.

As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred in the Pacific floor which is considered an active seismic zone. The second earthquake hit just a few minutes after midnight, and its epicenter was located just one mile away from the epicenter of the first quake.This earthquake was reported as Magnitude 4.3. The third quake hit about 321 miles west of Oregon’s capital city, Salem just a few minutes before 4 a.m. This earthquake was of Magnitude 5.5. More information is awaited from the local authorities regarding the possible warnings and advisories.

By Ankur Sinha

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