More than 50 earthquakes recorded off the coast of Oregon: USGS – .

More than 50 earthquakes recorded off the coast of Oregon: USGS – .

More than 50 earthquakes have been recorded off the Oregon coast in the past 24 hours.

According to the US Geological Survey website, a total of 56 earthquakes were recorded off the coast of Oregon between December 7 and 8, with the two largest reaching a magnitude of 5.8.

All the earthquake were recorded about 10 kilometers below the surface.

The earthquakes occurred about 320 kilometers (200 miles) 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Newport, Oregon, in an area called the Blanco Fracture Zone.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, which monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in Washington and Oregon, said on social media Wednesday that the “swarm” of earthquakes, while interesting, is not too much of a concern. because they are too far from the Cascadia subduction zone.

“These are too small and too far from Cascadia (CSZ) to affect it. These relatively small transform fault events (lateral movement) do not generate tsunamis, ”the network said in a series of tweets.

The PNSN, which also lists the number of recorded earthquakes at 58, called the Blanco Fracture Zone one of the most seismically active areas in North America, even more so than San Andreas.

With files from The Associated Press


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