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,...
More than six years after the Indian Ocean tsunami shocked the world with its deadly power, communities along the West Coast of the United States remain ill-prepared for a similar event, concludes a report from the National Academies of Science.
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...
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.
Oregon State University is at the forefront of tsunami research. Now middle school students are making a splash in the field. Students from 11 schools across the state spent months working on the project.
The Tsunami Shelter Challenge aims to increase the technology skills of students by enhancing those of their teachers. The two-year program began in January, funded in part by a $75,000 grant from Symantec Corporation.