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Seismologists Report 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake in Pacific Ocean Off US Coast

© AP Photo / Irwin FedriansyahA geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake
A geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.06.2021
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A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has been registered in the Pacific Ocean off the US coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The earthquake was recorded at 07:52 GMT on Friday. The epicentre was located 157 kilometres to the east of the city of Gold Beach on the Oregon coast, at a depth of 9.1 kilometres.

No injuries or casualties have been reported so far.

Less than 25 minutes later, a second 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit nearby, almost 143 kilometres to the east of the city of Gold Beach, at a depth of 14.5 kilometres.

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