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.
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.
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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.