Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

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 »

Quakes, Storms, Heat, and Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well to say that today has been interesting (weather-wise) is an understatement. Starting early this morning, we have seen many things change with the weather, plus an earthquake in California to top it all off. First, we’ll talk about the earthquake that happened near the San Francisco Bay Area. While not a weather … Continue reading »

Local Winemakers React to Napa Quake

TALENT, Ore. – The Sunday morning earthquake was centered near the wine epicenter of the United States. Multiple wineries have reported damaged property, including oak barrels full of aged wine falling to the ground. Local vintners say natural disasters are something most winemakers prepare for. Typically catastrophic insurance covers the wine, equipment, and even the … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

Earthquake Near Gold Beach

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The USGS has downgraded an earthquake near Gold Beach this afternoon. It is now listed as a magnitude 5.2 after an initial calculation of 5.6m. 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 pm. See the … 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 10:30pm. The epicenter was located 50 miles west of Eureka, California. The tremor was felt across Southern Oregon at 10:18pm Sunday night when the earthquake struck. Emergency Management in Eureka says no damage has … Continue reading »

Oregon Residents Prepare for Earthquake

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Experts say the Southern Oregon coast may be overdue for a devastating earthquake. Yesterday Curry County residents met in Brookings for the Tsunami Road Show, a statewide disaster preparation class to learn what impact a natural disaster could have, and how to survive its after-effects. The earthquake risk comes from an offshore … Continue reading »

Debris From 2011 Japan Quake Wash Ashore

[UPDATE 2:20 pm.] The Oregon Park and Recreation Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the derelict boat that washed ashore should be removed by the end of the day. Drayton Excavation out of Lincoln City will remove the debris and safely dispose of it in a local landfill. Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and … Continue reading »

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