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Got your attention? Four recent quakes off Oregon coast a reminder to be prepared

Recent seismic activity map, PNSN screenshot.PNG

A cluster of relatively weak earthquakes off the Oregon coast Friday serves as a reminder for residents of the Pacific Northwest to stay prepared, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office warned Sunday.

Topping out at a magnitude of 3.8, the four quakes hit just before 8 a.m. Friday straight west of Waldport, Ore. While none of these posed a serious threat to coastal residents, they serve as a timely reminder of upcoming preparedness meetings, officials say.

"The earth is trying to tell us something, although it’s not clear exactly what. Saturday morning’s event was the largest, by a hair, since 2004," wrote Oregon State professor Anne Trehu in a statement to KATU News. Trehu works in the university's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

"I think most of these events are probably associated with plate boundary slip, but that may still be a bit controversial," she said.

Check the list of events below if you're interested in participating or attending.

Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center Open House

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, City of Newport
  • Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 West Olive Street, Suite 103

Cascadia Community Presentations

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • 8:30 – 10:00 am
  • City of Newport
  • Lincoln Co. Commons (fairgrounds), 633 NE 3rd St.
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • City of Lincoln City
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 3565 NE West Devils Lake Road
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Gleneden Beach
  • Salishan Resort and Lodge
  • 7760 Hwy 101 North
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Logsden Community
  • Logsden Community Center
  • 7707 Logsden Road

You can learn more about the presentations and other upcoming preparedness events here.

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