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Feb 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Unless Oregon gets better prepared, an inevitable magnitude 9.0 earthquake off its coast could kill thousands of residents and cause more than $30 billion in damage to the economy, a state earthquake commission says.
Jan 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM
A unanimous City Council voted 8-0 to invest $750,000 to come up with a plan to rehabilitate Eugene City Hall.
Mar 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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.
Feb 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM
The repercussions of last year’s subduction zone earthquake and tsunami in Japan are now being felt in the Pacific Northwest.
Sep 1, 2011 at 5:00 AM
On the northern flank of Mount Hood, a scar in the earth's crust stretches for several miles beneath the fir trees that hide it from airborne observers.
Mar 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM
In Japan, the earthquake ripped houses, rattled skyscrapers and sent a tsunami in a path headed right to Oregon. So what is the science behind the massive wave? We brought our questions to the experts in Oregon at the world's second largest tsunami...
Feb 22, 2011 at 7:20 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The terribly destructive earthquake that just hit Christchurch, New Zealand, was only a moderate 6.3 magnitude, but had certain characteristics that offer an important lesson to cities up and down the West Coast of North America...
Feb 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM
“The same characteristics that caused such destruction and so many deaths in Christchurch are similar to those facing Portland, Seattle, parts of the Bay Area and many other West Coast cities and towns,” Robert Yeats said.
Jan 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Nearly 30,000 Oregon residents have signed up to "drop, cover and hold on" for the Jan. 26 drill
Jan 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM
“It’s been a long struggle to convince Oregonians that these risks are real, that it will happen here and we have to prepare for it,” said Bob Yeats, a professor emeritus of geology at OSU and international leader in earthquake science and history.
Jan 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. – As thousands of Oregonians participate next week in the “Great Oregon ShakeOut” – the state’s first comprehensive earthquake drill – they should consider the history of other global disasters and accept that such preparation in all...
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...
Jan 25, 2010 at 2:10 PM
A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a “100-year event” might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage.
Jan 14, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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.
Sep 28, 2009 at 6:20 PM
According to representatives of DOGAMI, there's a one in seven chance a tsunami will hit the Oregon Coast in the next 50 years and there's no time like the present to start getting prepared.