OSU Researchers Study Japanese Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wednesday marks the four-year anniversary of a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people. The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport has a memorial remembering the victims. At the memorial sits part of the Japanese dock that washed ashore on a Newport beach on June 5, 2012, 451 days … Continue reading »

Earthquake Anniversary Marks 315 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — Jan. 26 marks the anniversary of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. It shook the Pacific Northwest 315 years ago. Scientists say the next big one could strike Oregon at any time and will likely be 9.0 or higher. Emergency preparedness officials say you always should have an emergency kit ready that … Continue reading »

8 Earthquakes Reported in Nevada

(CNN) — The USGS reports eight earthquakes in the last 24 hours in northeast Nevada, including one that had a magnitude of 4.5. This area is about 45 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon. You may remember a similar swarm of earthquakes back in November. Earthquakes in this area have been going on since July. The … Continue reading »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake in California

(CNN) — An earthquake rocked parts of California Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.4 magnitude quake was centered about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco. Light shaking was reported around the quake. No serious injuries or damage were reported.

Great Oregon ShakeOut

NEWPORT, Ore. — People all over the country dropped, covered, and held on Thursday morning during the Great American ShakeOut. Kids at Newport Intermediate School participated in the earthquake drill along with other students across the country. The drill started at 10:16 a.m. on 10-16-14. Jenny Demaris, the Lincoln County Emergency Manager says everyone needs … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Earthquake Building Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — Bridges aren’t the only structures around town that could run into problems, local buildings might not be able to withstand a strong seismic event. City of Eugene officials say there have been building codes in place for years to make sure buildings don’t collapse, if there is a quake; but, there could … Continue reading »

Seismic Bridge Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials in Oregon say an earthquake of the magnitude like the one in Northern California could cause catastrophic damage. The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state’s oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

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