Scientists and emergency managers say they've learned a lot about earthquakes and tsunamis in the last year, but they fear the public remains woefully unprepared for a disaster that is certain to happen in the Northwest.
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.
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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,...
Even a decade ago, scientists knew the Northwest was vulnerable to much nastier shakes than the magnitude 6.8 that rattled Seattle 10 years ago. But what they've learned in the past 10 years really has some researchers spooked.
By Mark Floyd Oregon State University The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of...
The disaster in Chile has brought new attention to an undersea fault along the Pacific Northwest capable of producing the same type of mega earthquake and inflicting heavy damage on bustling cities like Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.
An international earthquake expert at Oregon State University predicted one week ago that one of the world’s most at-risk locations for a major, destructive earthquake is the fault that runs through Haiti and near Port-au-Prince.
Geologists now say there is a 10 to 14 percent chance of a major earthquake and tsunami hitting the Oregon Coast within the next 50 years. Scientists predict a tsunami from such a quake could be as high as 80 to 100 feet in Oregon.