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Jan 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

From the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will seek public comments on Oregon administrative rule changes affecting Oregon’s ocean shore. OPRD is responsible for the management of the...
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.
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...
Sep 25, 2009 at 2:49 PM
Should an earthquake generate a tsunami on the Oregon coast, there might be only 20 minutes to get to high ground. But regional leaders, engineers and scientists plan to gather next week to talk about a different option — a tsunami evacuation building.
Mar 27, 2009 at 2:19 PM
On March 27, 1964, a massive magnitude 9.2 subduction zone earthquake struck Alaska, unleashing a deadly tsunami that would ultimately claim 5 lives in Oregon and cause damage to coastal Pacific Northwest communities from northern California to British Columbia.