Important historic earthquakes (until 2013) in Oregon, USA

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this state can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Gold Beach, Oregon Nov 17 15:12 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Nov 17 15:12 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lakeview, Oregon Nov 17 07:39 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It
USGS Elgin, Oregon Nov 15 02:06 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
USGS Altamont, Oregon Nov 11 07:41 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
USGS Molalla, Oregon Oct 29 19:05 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Oct 27 06:39 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Gaston - Felt the earth flex throughmy feet. A small time later the roof of house flexed (crackling); the house is a mfr’d double-wide. No damage. Checked online and saw 3.2 coastal ...
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Oct 27 06:39 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Umatilla, Oregon Oct 18 20:21 2.9 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oregon Oct 16 05:28 3.4 21 MAP I Felt It
  • Manzanita - 2 seconds in duration.
  • Elsie oregon - Whole house shook. Birds and dog very upset.
  • Nehalem,Oregon - Mild shaking whole house 2-3 seconds.
  • vernonia, oregon - Felt the couch and house jump. Heard loud noise, not sure what that was.
  • Elsie - Sounded like an explosion with a strong jolt. No damage.
  • Timber - I was in my hunting trailer and the water in my water container shook while I was lying in my cot getting ready to go to sleep. Yesterday 10-15-2017 sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 PM
  • Seaside - Felt a jolt. The dog reacted with a what was that!?
  • USGS Vernonia, Oregon Oct 16 05:28 3.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Oct 13 16:55 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Oct 13 16:55 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandon, Oregon Oct 13 16:55 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mount Hood Village, Oregon Oct 10 02:45 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mount Hood Area, Oregon Oct 09 23:06 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lakeview, Oregon Oct 08 01:10 3.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandon, Oregon Sep 29 21:42 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sweet Home, Oregon Sep 27 03:28 2.8 17 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Waldport, Oregon Sep 26 22:21 2.8 24 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rockaway Beach, Oregon Sep 16 23:43 2.6 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Sep 10 00:46 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 10 00:46 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 10 00:42 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Sep 10 00:42 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Sep 09 23:34 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 09 23:34 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Waldport, Oregon Sep 05 15:48 2.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Waldport, Oregon Sep 05 15:48 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandon, Oregon Sep 05 09:52 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 05 09:52 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandon, Oregon Sep 03 08:02 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 03 08:02 3.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Sep 03 08:02 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Aug 27 22:32 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandon, Oregon Aug 27 22:32 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Joseph, Oregon Aug 20 18:01 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Joseph, Oregon Aug 20 16:07 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Joseph, Oregon Aug 15 02:09 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Joseph, Oregon Aug 14 07:20 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oregon Aug 14 07:20 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Aug 10 18:59 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Aug 10 18:59 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Brookings, Oregon Aug 10 18:59 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gold Beach, Oregon Aug 10 18:59 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Brookings, Oregon Aug 10 18:59 4.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Aug 10 14:09 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Jul 12 03:41 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Jul 12 03:41 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sweet Home, Oregon Jul 11 23:40 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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