An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Oregon (northwest) at 02:31 (local time) on Wednesday, August 22. The epicenter was located 302 km (188 mi) west of the town of Bandon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any alert as of 03:12.
It is unclear at this point if the earthquake has resulted in damages or casualties. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the Pacific Northwest are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities.
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