Quakes Rock Gently Saturday Morning
A series of 8 earthquakes in a cluster located off the Oregon coast happened early Saturday morning. The quakes ranged from 3.2 to 5.4 in magnitude. The quakes were centered around 200 miles west of Coos Bay and occurred over a three and a half hour period. They were at a depth of about 6 miles and no tsunami warnings were issued due to the type of quake and the relatively low level of shaking that occurred. The area is known to be quite active for earthquake activity with dozens being recorded annually. There have already been 11 in that region in the past 7 days. According to USGS it is not a cause for alarm or an indication that more frequent or stronger quakes are in the immediate future.
This week crews will be doing daytime work along highway 101 as part of the revision Florence project. ODOT says construction will be active from Old Town Way to Maple Street with some side street closures happening. Work will also be happening overnight, according to ODOT, from 8pm to 6am for concrete pours. Caution is requested and observation of all signs and warnings is required. Expect enforcement to be diligent in the construction zones.
The Florence Urban Renewal Agency will be meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 at City Hall. On the agenda is the consideration of approval of the FURA supplemental budget and an update on the Public Arts Committee. FURA will also receive the latest information on the Revision Florence Project as well as an update from City Manager Erin Reynolds on the proposed Boathouse Brewing project that is considering coming to Florence in Old Town.
Port Executive Session
The Port of Siuslaw will meet this evening at 6 pm for an Executive session to conduct deliberations with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions. Executive sessions are not open to the general public, but if action is to be taken the board of commissioners will conduct an open session following the Executive session.