Tsunami Warning Issued For Alaska Coast

Little Sitkin Island, Alaska — A tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake Monday afternoon. According to the US Geological Survey website, the quake hit around 12:53 p.m. about 15 miles off the coast of Little Sitkin Island, which is part of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The … Continue reading »

Testing the Waters

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s been more than three years since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After all that time, there are still concerns leaked radiation is washing up on Oregon’s beaches. In March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit a hundred miles off the coast of Japan. It was Japan’s largest quake … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Remembers Alaska Quake

EUGENE, Ore. — Fifty years ago Thursday, the largest earthquake in U.S. history shook Alaska. The 9.2 earthquake and tsunami claimed 131 lives, some here in Oregon. A Eugene resident who survived the quake shared his story of that scary day. ‘It was almost a demonic roar was the sound that was coming up out … Continue reading »

Good Friday Earthquake 50th Anniversary

(CNN) — Today marks 50 years since one of the most-powerful earthquakes ever recorded. On March 27th, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 quake hit Prince William Sound, Alaska. The explosive tremor shook much of the West Coast of North America for several minutes. One hundred and thirty people from Alaska to California died in the damage … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits near Gold Beach

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The USGS has downgraded an earthquake near Gold Beach Thursday afternoon. It is now listed as a magnitude 5.2 after an initial calculation of 5.6. The location has also been adjusted, slightly father off shore – about now about 130 miles south-southwest of Gold Beach, Oregon. It happened at 12:11 p.m. See the … Continue reading »

Earthquake Strikes Off California Coast

Near EUREKA, Calif. — A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Sunday night, and many Oregonians reported feeling the tremor. It hit about 50 miles west of Eureka, and so far authorities say there was no damage or a tsunami. Scientists at Oregon State University say that’s due to the type … Continue reading »

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Eureka

NEAR EUREKA, CALIF. — The United States Geological Survey says a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled the ground last night shortly before 10:30 p.m. The epicenter was located 50 miles west of Eureka, California. The tremor was felt across Southern Oregon at 10:18 p.m. Sunday night when the earthquake struck. Emergency Management in Eureka says no … Continue reading »

Are You Ready For The Big One?

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians will join millions of people worldwide in the Great Oregon Shakeout at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday. The earthquake preparedness drill is especially important in Oregon because geologists warn we are in for a major quake at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, within the next 50 years. More than 260,000 participants statewide practiced … Continue reading »

The Great Shake Out Drill

EUGENE, Ore. — The Great Shake Out, a national drill drawing attention to earthquake awareness, will take place Thursday. At 10:17 a.m., approximately 23,000 residences and businesses will take part in the Drop, Cover, Hold event. They’ll be contacted by the Community Emergency Notification System asking people to consider how they would respond to an … Continue reading »

Preparing for the “Big One”

ALBANY, Ore. — Geologists say more than 1,000 school buildings in Oregon are at risk of a collapse during a major earthquake. Central Elementary School in Albany is one of them. But thanks to a $1.5 million makeover, the school is a lot safer now. Students participated in an earthquake drill. Many of them have … Continue reading »

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