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 »

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 »

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 »