Crescent City Harbor Re-Opens

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The Crescent City Harbor has re-opened after undergoing a $38 million reconstruction project.  The harbor was hit hard by tsunamis back in 2006 and 2011, forcing the harbor to close due to damage. Now three years later, the harbor is back in business and better than ever.  It is the first tsunami-resistant port … Continue reading »

Senators Introduce Tsunami Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to help pay for tsunami debris cleanup on the West Coast. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, introduced the Tsunami Debris Cleanup Reimbursement Act on Thursday. If passed, it would give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the … Continue reading »

Florence Holds Tsunami Drill

FLORENCE, Ore. — Residents in Oregon coastal cities will be more prepared for a tsunami after attending drills Thursday and Friday. Organizers distributed packets to residents all over Florence, but mainly those in the inundation zone, which is the part of town closest to the water that’s most likely to be affected if a tsunami … Continue reading »

Red Cross Teaches Disaster Preparedness

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you and your loved ones prepared if a disaster was to hit close to you? The Oregon Red Cross is working to make sure area residents are ready. Readiness specialists are trying to reach 25,000 residents with free disaster preparedness this year. The turnout for Thursday night’s class was just under … Continue reading »

Brennan Recalls 2011 Japan Disaster

CORVALLIS, Ore.– Brad Brennan played five seasons at the University of Arizona, and worked last year as a volunteer assistant at Oregon State. Between that? A ten-year playing career in Japan. Brennan was preparing for his team’s spring season in March of 2011 when a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country. He sat … 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 »

New Tsunami Dock Exhibit

NEWPORT, Ore. — A new exhibit is set to open at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center featuring a portion of the tsunami dock that washed up near Agate Beach in June 2012. The new Tsunami Awareness Exhibit will open on the two year anniversary of the massive earthquake that rattled northern Japan and triggered a … 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 »

Residents React to Tsunami Advisory

FLORENCE, Ore. — The National Weather Service (NWS) said the earthquake that rattled off the western coast of Canada will not generate a tsunami. Saturday night, there were some threats to British Columbia, Alaska and Hawaii and even an advisory for parts of the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast is now in the clear, but … Continue reading »

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