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 »
[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 »
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific yesterday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the quake triggered a local tsunami, but did not threaten the wider region. The main quake was preceded by a 6.3 magnitude quake in the region and was followed by several others, the largest of … Continue reading »
OREGON — An earthquake rattled off the Southern Oregon Coast around 7:15 Tuesday night. It’s unlikely anyone felt the magnitude 5.3 quake; it happened 170 miles to the West of Coos Bay at a depth of 6.4 miles. Because of it’s magnitude, the Tsunami Warning Center says there’s no danger of tsunami’s from the earthquake.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Another moderate earthquake rattled southern California today. It hit at 12:30 with a preliminary 4.5 magnitude. Many people felt another one last night, which measured 4.4, but those are not the only ones. “There is a total of approximately 30 earthquakes, three of which were big enough to feel,” explains Cal-Tech Staff Seismologist … Continue reading »
May 2, 2011 By Steven Sandberg BROOKINGS, Ore. — Emergency responders on the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts admit they were not fully prepared when March’s earthquake in Japan triggered a tsunami along the West Coast. Now, after millions of dollars in damage, crews say things need to change if we are to be … Continue reading »