Scenes from a ‘3-in-1-Weird’ Day: Western US Shake-Up Caused by Nature

More than a dozen earthquakes that shook parts of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon’s coast at dawn on Monday were caused by natural fault lines instead of man-made underground explosions, seismologists say. There were…

Scenes from a '3-in-1-Weird' Day: Western US Shake-Up Caused by Nature

More than a dozen earthquakes that shook parts of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon’s coast at dawn on Monday were caused by natural fault lines instead of man-made underground explosions, seismologists say.

There were 14 earthquakes hitting the Oregon coast and Okanogan County, Washington, around 5:22 a.m. (12:22 p.m. ET) Monday.

And yes, it was called ‘Earthquake Country’ in my life. https://t.co/Au9QVBwsvY — shannon gould (@shannongold1983) August 14, 2016

Shannon Gould, author of Taking the Heart Out of Outbound Flight: How Flying Impacts Your Life, wrote for FoxNews.com that living near the Great Pacific Northwest does not mean you’re going to experience earthquakes.

“So far as I understand it, Sunday was a rare event. Luckily the quakes were shallow, more than 4.5 miles underground,” Gould wrote. “These deep earthquakes usually don’t cause much damage, though the fact that they were located almost 200 miles to the north of the Oregon coast is worth keeping in mind.”

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded 10 of the 15 largest earthquakes in Oregon and Washington on Monday morning. No major damage was reported in the coastal areas.

A Twitter user wrote that the earthquake lasted more than two minutes. So far there has been no reported damage from the earthquakes.

But the online community was divided on how long the quake actually lasted. Some people said it lasted nearly 2 minutes. Others said only about 5 seconds.

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