Tsunami Safety in Place

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 »

Two Years Since 9.0M Japanese Earthquake

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 »

8.0 Earthquake Triggers Minor Tsunami

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 »

Oregon Prepares for Earthquake Drill

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 »

Santa Clara Fire Station Awarded Grant

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 »

Earthquake Hits Off Bandon Coast

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.

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