More than 100 earthquakes strike near Oregon volcano in a single day, geologists say

More than 100 earthquakes shook near an Oregon volcano in one day, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

An area south of Mount Hood near Portland was hit by a swarm starting at noon Sunday, USGS said.

“An earthquake swarm at Mount Hood is ongoing,” USGS said on Facebook. “The earthquakes are associated with regional faulting and are not a sign of changes in volcanic activity.”

The quakes did not cause any damage, and they are not a sign of impending volcanic activity, USGS said. Many of the earthquakes were small in size.

Several earthquakes shook with a maximum magnitude of 2.7 and depths of about 3 miles below sea level, according to USGS. Via – The Sacramento Bee

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