2 earthquakes hit off coast of Oregon-California border

Two earthquakes hit early Monday morning

by: KOIN 6 News Staff
Posted: Oct 28, 2019 / 07:07 AM PDT / Updated: Oct 28, 2019 / 09:44 AM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two earthquakes hit within 45 minutes of each other just off the coast of the Oregon-California border on Monday morning.

Earthquakes early Monday morning off the coast of the Oregon-California border on Oct. 28, 2019. (USGS)

The first of the 2 earthquakes hit west of Brookings, Oregon around 4 a.m. It was first reported to have a magnitude of 4.9 but was the number was later confirmed to be 5.3. It was about 10 kilometers deep.

The second occurred about 45 minutes later, west of Gold Beach, Oregon. It had a magnitude of 3.6 and was just 1.5 kilometers deep.

Both earthquakes were roughly 75 miles west of the coast.