Early morning earthquake reported in northwest Oregon | Magnitude 4.4 earthquake detected in Linn County
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that just before 6 a.m. on Friday, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Linn County. An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 was recorded in Linn County. In addition to Coos Bay and Longview, Washington, people as far away as Portland, Salem, and Bend also reported feeling the rumble. Oregon’s LINN COUNTY -On Friday morning, Linn County had a magnitude 4.4 earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- (AP) PORTLAND, Oregon — Early on Friday, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake was observed near northwest Oregon.
- There was no damage recorded, but according to KOIN, individuals from Albany to the Portland metro region felt the quake.
- The earthquake was reportedly registered at 5:50 a.m. in Lacomb at a depth of 8.9 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (14.3 kilometers).
It happened at 5:52 in the morning, 9.3 miles southeast of Salem in Lacomb, Oregon. The earthquake’s magnitude was first given as 4.2 in an early USGS report. According to dispatchers at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, there were no early reports of significant damage or critical injuries.
About 9 miles away from the Oregon hamlet of Lacomb, the epicenter was located in the Willamette National Forest. The earthquake’s depth was roughly 8 kilometers. There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries as of 8 a.m. on Friday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was barely below the threshold required for the ShakeAlert app to send out cell phone notifications, according to the USGS. KGW was informed by numerous Willamette Valley residents who also posted on social media about feeling the earthquake. Some others reported feeling the shaking as far south as Oakridge and as far north as Camas, Washington. “We felt it close to Camas city centre. It was loud and lasted at least 30 seconds, waking us up “Sandi Alex made a post on the KGW Facebook page.
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Tanya Maria posted on Twitter, “I’m in Lebanon, it awakened the whole home, pictures knocked off the walls.”Sani O’Regan tweeted, “My daughter, who lives in Sweet Home, felt it.” Barry Lieberman, who lives in a neighborhood near Salmon Creek in Vancouver, commented on Facebook, “Was wondering why the house was shaking and did not hear any helicopters coming by, so assumed it had to be an earthquake.” Anyone who experienced the trembling is asked to submit a report online by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). The PNSN keeps track of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Oregon and Washington.
The USGS reported the 4.4-magnitude quake was just below the threshold for cell phone alerts to be sent out via the ShakeAlert app.