Three small earthquakes rumbled deep in the Earth’s crust 30 miles west of Waldport late Thursday afternoon and early evening. The first shaker, more than twenty miles below the seabed, hit at 4:41pm Thursday afternoon at 3.0 richter. The second quake struck at 7:43pm about 30 miles west of Waldport, at nearly 23 miles below the sea bed with a 3.4 richter. The third quake, and the weakest of the three, struck at 8:27pm, out 30 miles and down right at 22 miles.
There were no reports of damage anywhere, nor would there generally be expected to be any damage at that low of a richter scale. NOAA did NOT issue any tsunami warning. USGS seismologists say such quakes off the Oregon Coast are common.