FLORENCE, Ore. — Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami. On March 11, 2013 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan’s north coast and sent a tsunami wave across the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning in Florence, causing hundreds of people to flood the … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Monday marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan and killed thousands. In Tokyo, there was a moment of silence to commemorate the horrific event on Mar 10, 2011. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that decimated Japan’s northern coast. Nearly 19,000 people died or went … Continue reading »
An 8.0 earthquake registered off the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific early Wednesday (UTC). Five people have been reported dead and several others were injured. The earthquake triggered a tsunami that impacted some inhabited areas of the Solomon Islands. There were reports of a 3-foot wave moving ashore and damaging structures. Many 4.0-6.6 … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Drop, cover and hold–that’s what many Oregonians will be doing Thursday in a state-wide earthquake drill. The Great ShakeOut on Oct. 18 won’t just be happening in Oregon, but all over the U.S. At 10:18 a.m., participants will drop to the ground, get under a sturdy desk or table and hold on … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — A local fire station won a statewide competition, allowing for a much-needed remodel. The Santa Clara Fire Station was built in 1961, and a recent study showed the old building was starting to deteriorate. “It was listed as a high hazard, according to the, the Oregon Seismic Group, as coming down if … Continue reading »
BANDON, Ore. — An earthquake hit just about 150 miles off the coast of Bandon. It happened around 9 a.m. Friday and registered a 4.4 on the Richter scale. The United States Geological Survey says there’s no tsunami danger. So far there are no reports of damage or injuries.