Latest: Earthquake And Aftershock Shakes U.S. Coastal Line; Many Worried About Lives and Properties

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August 22, 2018

While many people are concerned about the latest news about the life-threatening hurricane approaching Hawaii, other residents in the United States were rattled after an earthquake shook their homes overnight.

As far as the hurricane news goes, Hawaii residents are rushing to grocery stores to gather the necessities, such as bottled water, non-perishable food items, and toilet paper.

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Many people are worried about the possible deadly risk Hurricane Lane might cause. The erratic storm is expected to shake close to the islands or the islands might take a direct hit; if either of these happens, lives and properties are at risk. For more details concerning Hurricane Lane, click here.

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There appear to be several natural disasters lately, from a hurricane to earthquakes, and wildfires. We are asking our readers to take a minute to pray for everyone involved and to pray that everyone stays safe. 

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Earthquake

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning off the west coast leaving thousands of people worried for a tsunami risk. Tsunamis are giant waves that can be detrimental to lives and properties.

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According to a local news channel, KOIN, the Oregon coast was struck early Wednesday morning. The exact location was on the coast of Reedsport. However, Portland residents stated that they felt the aftershock from inside their homes. Portland is nearly 200 miles north of Reedsport.

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According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 at around 1:30 a.m. The quake struck more than 170 miles west of Coos Bay, Oregon.

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At the time of the quake, the National Weather Service officials said that there were tsunami alerts or concerns. According to dispatch for the Coos Bay police department, there were no property damages nor were there any injuries reported.

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Will you join us in praying for everyone involved?