Significant Earthquakes Hit California and Oregon on Wednesday

BANDON, Ore., Oct. 21 (UPI) — The U.S. Geological Survey Wednesday said parts of California and Oregon were hit by 3.3 and 4.0-magnitude earthquakes respectively.

The agency said an early morning quake struck nearly 226 miles west-northwest of Bandon, Ore., with an epicenter 6.2 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean.

The earthquake, which did not result in any reported injuries or property damage, did not prompt a tsunami warning, The (Portland) Oregonian said.

Meanwhile, a 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck the San Bernardino Mountains between Big Bear Lake and Yucaipa, Calif., later Wednesday morning.

The Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise said the quake’s epicenter was five miles deep and occurred nearly five miles away from Mount San Gorgonio in the California mountain range.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Sue Hood said no property damage reports followed the minor earthquake. No injuries were reported in connection with the tremor.

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