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Feb 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM
A man has invented a product that he claims could save thousands of lives during tsunamis, and now he want to put it -- and himself -- to the ultimate test
Jul 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Cannon Beach City Councilor Nancy Giasson has been organizing weekly walks this summer to help North Coast residents become more confident about their ability to find safety if a massive Cascadia earthquake and ensuing tsunami were to strike.
May 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM
More than four years after the Great Coastal Gale of 2007, and in the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Nathan Lee and a small cadre of amateur radio junkies are preparing for the worst - and having a great time doing it.
Mar 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM
When a tsunami hit Japan last year, 90 percent of the people in the danger zone survived because they were prepared, educators argue - and that 90 percent could be the death toll in the Northwest without more preparation.
Sep 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing for its annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17, from 6–9 p.m. The 4th annual Jellyfish Jubilee: A Celebration of Food and Wine will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest...
Aug 30, 2011 at 6:00 AM
When the next devastating earthquake strikes off the Northwest coast, it is expected to send a tsunami so fast that it could leave coastal communities with perhaps 20 minutes to escape the surge of water.
Jun 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM
In the 2 minutes after the tsunami surges ashore, there are 939 dead and 6,846 safe in one Oregon Coast town alone. Those numbers change depending on the location of shelters and escape routes.
Mar 29, 2011 at 7:27 AM
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — When the big one hits the Pacific Northwest, the best place to escape the wall of water moving at jetliner speed from 50 miles off the coast may be a City Hall on stilts. Once the ground finishes two to four minutes of...
Mar 29, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Scientists say it's inevitable that a seismic menace called the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the shore of Oregon will one day unleash a megaquake.
Mar 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland tsunami expert was in Japan when the massive earthquake hit, and he said Friday via Skype that it’s one thing to teach about earthquakes and tsunamis but another thing to live through them. Oregon State University...
Mar 11, 2011 at 4:58 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s being called one of the largest recorded earthquakes in world history. Also, according to Robert Yeats, “This is our wake up call.” Japan today is struggling with the aftermath of a massive 8.9 earthquake on a subduction zone,...
Mar 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
It’s being called one of the largest recorded earthquakes in world history. Also, according to Robert Yeats of Oregon State University, “This is our wake up call.”
Nov 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM
The goal: evacuate downtown Cannon Beach before a tsunami hits. The problem: The existing bridge across Ecola Creek will collapse. The solution has become a local political tug-o-war.
May 25, 2010 at 9:13 AM
Researchers, professors, and students at Oregon State University have been working at the school's wave center to create the first tsunami-resistant building in the United States.
May 24, 2010 at 9:30 AM
By David Stauth Oregon State University Residents of a small Oregon coastal community are moving closer to the creation of something that’s never before been built in the United States – a structure designed specifically to withstand a major...