TRADCATKNIGHT: US Earthquakes: M4.9 earthquake hits off Oregon coast, 742 earthquakes strike California and Nevada in ONE week
The US has been rocked by a series of eight earthquakes in less than a 24 hour period, excluding Alaska. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 4.9 earthquake which happened off Bandon, Oregon at 10.46pm GMT (4.46pm local time) on Sunday. This quake was followed by a M2.9 and a M2.8 that hit almost at the same place. In total, 742 earthquakes have struck California and Nevada in only ONE WEEK, showing the heightened seismic activity in the two states. Meanwhile, Kodiak, Alaska, also continues to be the location of ongoing seismic activity following a huge 8.0 quake in the region last week.