Scientists Explain Earthquake “Swarm”

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — A string of earthquakes near the Oregon border has seismologists paying attention. The phenomenon known as an “earthquake swarm” is something scientists don’t fully understand but are concerned about. An interagency alert came out today, warning of the intensity and frequency of these earthquakes. It comes on the same day the … Continue reading »

Earthquakes Reported Southeast of Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – The area near the borders of Oregon, California and Nevada has seen a cluster of earthquakes in the past 24 hours, but experts say the activity can be common in that area. About 13 earthquakes have been recorded since Monday in Nevada, just south of Lake County. All of them have been … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Earthquakes

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why don’t we get earthquakes like the other states?” Alexis W., Hillside Elementary Alexis asked this question quite a while ago but I decided to answer it given the recent discussion about earthquakes in the West. We all know after the past few months that even here in Oregon we can … Continue reading »