A magnitude 9.3 earthquake shook eastern Oregon late Saturday, but it was relatively small compared to the magnitude that struck earlier in the day in Seattle and elsewhere.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake struck about 6:45 p.m. local time (8:45 a.m., EDT) at a depth of about 10 miles (16 kilometers).
It shook the area near the town of Lake Oswego, near the Oregon coast.
Kate Brown tweeted that the state’s largest city of Portland, the city of Bend and the city’s airport had received about 1,000 calls and text messages from residents.
The quake was the second to hit the area since April and was felt all over the state.
It was centered in Oregon’s central and northern regions.
A strong earthquake hit northeast Oregon early Saturday morning, damaging buildings in Bend, Portland and in the Portland metro area.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that an evacuation order had been issued for people living in Bend and surrounding areas.
It was the third earthquake in Oregon in as many months.
The last was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in June 2016.