An earthquake that shook the south coast of Oregon erupted late this morning and was centered 135 miles offshore from Bandon, Oregon. The 5.1 shaker was felt over a wide area.
USGS and NOAA data shows the quake was centered in an active earthquake zone far offshore, in the middle of what is called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Today’s shaker did NOT generate a tsunami.
Scientists say the area is well overdue for a major earthquake which could produce a tsunami much on the same scale of what lashed Japan on March 11, 2011.