earthquake

Earthquake
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.
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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

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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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Science & Technology
6:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Swarm Of Earthquakes At Oregon-Nevada Border Being Monitored By Scientists

An earthquake swarm began rattling northwestern Nevada near Lakewood in July.
Credit International Business Times

Geologists have been following a sequence of recurring earthquakes since mid-July in Southeastern Oregon and Northwestern Nevada. The activity increased significantly early last week.

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Disasters & Accidents
12:16 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Oregon Participates In The Great ShakeOut

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On October 16 at 10:16 a.m., Oregonians will have a chance to practice “drop, cover, and hold” as a part of the international Great ShakeOut exercise.

When a major earthquake hits Oregon, residents need to be prepared. The state lies in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, putting the area at risk of an earthquake.

To get people prepared, the state will be holding “The Great Oregon ShakeOut." This drill gives communities, schools, and other organizations a chance to practice their immediate responses to a tremor.

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Natural Disasters
6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Oregon’s Geology: Scientists Warn of Hazards, But Do Lawmakers & Agencies Respo

City Club of Eugene - Oregon’s Geology: Scientists Warn of Hazards, But Do Lawmakers & Agencies Respond?

Meeting date: October 10, 2014

KLCC air date: October 13, 2014

Natural disasters are often followed by a period of public reflection: Did anyone know something like this could happen? Had we taken precautions to prevent and minimize the damage from the earthquake, hurricane, flood or other event that just turned life upside down?

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Disasters & Accidents
10:50 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Eugene Holds Second Disaster Relief Trials

Cyclists make their final preparations before the trial begins.
Credit Amanda Butt

Saturday, dozens of bicyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park for the second annual Disaster Relief Trials.

If a natural disaster strikes in Eugene, cargo bikers are prepared to help the community. Around 60 cyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park - eager to begin the obstacle course modeled after an earthquake disaster. Emma Stocker is with the University of Oregon Emergency Management Team, she explains the course’s design:

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Earthquakes
11:59 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Task Force Outlines Oregon Earthquake Disaster Plan

Tsunami warning sign.
Credit OPB

A governor appointed task force drafted recommendations to address the dangers of a major earthquake and tsunami this week at Oregon state university. If enacted, the cost would be 100 million dollars per year. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer reports.

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Tsunami
3:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Japanese Earthquake Will Not Cause Tsunami Here

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At around 10 am today (Friday), a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the Japanese coast. Experts say there is no danger for a tsunami to hit the West Coast.

Althea Rizzo is with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. She says it's entirely possible the event was related to the 2011 Japanese earthquake:

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Disaster Preparedness
12:37 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

National Earthquake Drill Thursday

Drop, cover, hold.
Credit The Great Shake Out

Thursday morning, Oregonians will participate in a national Earthquake Drill. Organizers of the Great Shake Out are encouraging everyone to take part.

Linda Cook is Lane County Emergency Manager. She says it's inevitable that earthquakes will affect our region.

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