In case you missed it (and just about everybody did) the Oregon Coast experienced an earthquake this evening that struck at 7:31pm, about 160 miles due west of Coos Bay. The quake was a shallow one, at a depth of about 6.2 miles down and registered 5.9 on the richter scale. And at this late hour, obviously there was no tsunami, nor was one forecasted by NOAA.
The quake was felt in extreme northern California and southern Oregon, but only by a few people who said it felt like a very weak jolt. One resident near Bandon said “I could barely feel it.” A seismologist for the U.S. Geological Service said the quake occurred in a an area that is known for weak quakes that do little if any damage on shore.