Magnitude 4.4, 4.0 Earthquakes Hit Southern Oregon – CBS Local
LAKEVIEW, Oregon (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.4, and 4.0 struck in Oregon Wednesday evening.
A 4.4-magnitude quake struck at 5:52 p.m. with its epicenter about 39 miles east southeast of Lakeview, Oregon.
That quake struck at a depth of 6 miles.
Five minutes later, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the same area.
Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake–in the 0 to 40 mile depth range–can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth’s surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
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