Earthquakes Hit Mexico, Indonesia, Oregon Coast and Southern California

George Severson

Earthquakes Hit Mexico, Indonesia, Oregon Coast and Southern California

CREATED Apr. 11, 2012

Along the western coast, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck about 160 miles off the Oregon coast, but there are no reports of damage.

The quake was reported at about 3:40 p.m. local time Wednesday, northwest of the coastal city of Bandon, Oregon. It was located about 8 miles below the surface.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami is expected.

Doug Gibbons of the U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake is not related to two massive earthquakes in Indonesia earlier Wednesday.

A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after an 8.6-magnitude quake struck beneath the ocean floor off the coast of Indonesia. The tremor also could be felt in Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia and India. Officials in Thailand ordered people to evacuate in six provinces along the country's west coast.


A small rash of earthquakes has rocked the Coachella Valley. At least 9 tremblors have been recorded since Tuesday evening by the U.S. Geological Survey. The small quakes ranged from 1.1-magnitude to a 2.6-magnitude and have hit near the cities of Indio, Coachella, La Quinta and Anza.

There are no reports of damage or injuries in any of the recent local quakes.

MEXICO (AP) - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit western Mexico Wednesday afternoon shaking buildings in Mexico City and causing some evacuations.

The quake rattled the offices and sent workers into the streets, but there were no early reports of major damage.

Mexico City's mayor said on his twitter account there were no initial signs of serious damage and key services in the city, including the airport and subway, were operating as normal.

There are no initial reports of casualties.

This was the third big earthquake to hit Mexico in less than a month.