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 »

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 »

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