NOAA reports an aftershock earthquake in the same area as last night’s 7.7 richter quake that sent a tsunami barreling southwestward to the Hawaiian Islands and causing tidal fluctuations up and down the west coast, including here in Newport. Today’s shaker was recorded at 12:17pm today, with a magnitude of 5.2. NOAA says the quake did not trigger a tsunami and that the notification is informational only. There are no warnings, no watches no advisories.
See earlier story for tidal fluctuations along the west coast.