BANDON — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported off the coast of Oregon at 6:47 a.m. Monday morning, Oct. 21.
According to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, the earthquake was located at these quadrants, 43.284 north, 126.833 west, 122.4 miles west of Bandon at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The event occurred along the Blanco Fracture Zone in the Pacific Ocean.
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This is the fifth earthquake to occur off the southern Oregon coast this month, all of them 4.7 magnitude or smaller. A 4.6 magnitude was reported off of Port Orford on Oct. 18.