Few people watch the USGS Earthquake website. Most Oregonians didn't know that there was a 4.3 earthquake about 200 miles west of Eugene, OR, out in the Pacific Ocean.
This is a relatively minor earthquake and small ones like this happen a dozen or so times every year. So what?
We keep our eyes on these smaller earthquakes as reminders that a big one could occur. That is why it is important to be prepared: have a plan, have an emergency and survival kit, and know what to do.
Like Haiti, a devastating earthquake can occur at any time. Be prepared!