Eight Earthquakes In 24 Hours Rock Southern Oregon

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a series of eight earthquakes shook Oregon’s southern border Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 4.5, the earthquakes were centered in rural Nevada, between 41 and 48 miles east-southeast of the small town of Lakeview, Oregon – and started right after 6 p.m. P.S.T. on Wednesday.

Oregon Live reports that the strongest of the earthquakes, at magnitude-4.5, struck at 1:09 a.m. Thursday. And according to the USGS’ site for earthquake-reporting, only about four people reported feeling the strongest of the earthquakes.

Since July 12, an earthquake swarm has been shaking lightly populated northwest Nevada and southern Oregon. As of early December, more than 1,700 quakes had been reported in the area.

Below is a list of earthquakes recorded over the past 24 hours along the state’s southern border.

Wednesday

  • 6:05 p.m.: 3.8
  • 8:23 p.m.: 3.0

Thursday

  • 1:09 a.m.: 4.5
  • 1:35 a.m.: 2.6
  • 1:49 a.m.: 3.4
  • 2:18 a.m.: 3.1
  • 2:39 a.m.: 3.0
  • 4:39 a.m.: 2.5

Earlier this month, there was a similar occurrence when nine earthquakes rattled North Texas within a 24-hour period. The nine earthquakes had ranged in magnitude from 1.6 to 3.6.

[Image via Oregon Live]