Cascadia Subduction Zone

1:17 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Earthquake Proofing Grants Awarded In Depoe Bay And Roseburg

The Depoe Bay Fire Station will be repaired and braced using grant money.

Some scientists say the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a massive earthquake. In the past couple weeks, Business Oregon awarded grants to schools and emergency services for seismic upgrades. But, the Governor and others want to substantially increase that investment.

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Disasters & Accidents
6:00 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Anniversary Reminds Oregon Of Earthquake Risk


December 26 is the 10-year anniversary of the Boxing Day earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management has stepped up preparations for a major quake here.

Oregon is located along the Cascadia Subduction zone, a fault capable of producing a major quake. Cory Grogan, with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management says it’s not a matter of if it’s a matter of when. New evacuation and tsunami inundation maps have been created and are vital to Oregon’s preparedness.

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Disaster Prep
6:40 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Before Disaster Strikes, It Pays To Prepare

CERT trainees access "victims" after a mock disaster in Eugene.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

When it comes to potential disasters in the Pacific Northwest, forest fires and floods are the most likely. Scientists at Oregon State University predict the Cascadia Earthquake--the “big one”-- will hit the region.  It could be in the next five minutes or next century. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports on regional disaster response efforts and how every citizen can prepare for a serious emergency.

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