From The USGS: ‘Magnitude 5.9 – Off The Coast Of Oregon’

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A little more detail about the February 11th, 2012 5.9 earthquake off the coast of Oregon.

Related On This Site:  The last big Cascadia subduction zone earthquake likely occurred on Jan 27th, 1700, at magnitude 9.0. The article suggests an occurence anywhere from 300-350 year intervals up to 400-600 year average intervals (new research suggests the former). It’s just over 311 years and counting.

USGS info here.  Some earthquake preparedness FAQ’s also from the USGS.

From The USGS: February 14th, 2011 Earthquake Near Mt. St. Helens-4.3Seattle Earthquake-January 30th 2009-4.5 On The Richter ScaleFrom The Seattle Times: ‘Hard Lessons Learned Since The 2001 Nisqually Quake’From OregonLive.Com: ‘Big Earthquake Coming Sooner Than We Thought, Oregon Geologist Says

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