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 »

Earthquake: Ready To Ride It Out? Part 3

May 4, 2011 By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — Seeing the effects of March’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan has homeowners in the Rogue Valley wanting to be sure they have a solid footing in the event of an earthquake. Emergency managers it takes more than just being ready to ride out an earthquake. Plans … Continue reading »

Underwater Tsunami Damage Slowing Crescent City Salvage Efforts

March 20, 2011 By Steven Sandberg CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The damage on the surface of the Crescent City harbor is being cleared away, but salvage teams say the damage underwater is still immense. “We’ve got a cluster of boats,” said Danny Broadhurst of Global Diving and Salvage. “About four of them, and one’s on … Continue reading »

Tsunami Damage: One Week Later

March 18, 2011 By Erin Maxson CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — One week after a series of tsunami waves pummeled the coast, debris is being lifted from the harbor; boats are also rising from the sea floor. Crews in the Crescent City harbor are pushing debris in the water towards the excavator so it can pick … Continue reading »

Tsunami Impacts Southern Oregon & Northern California Harbors

The devastating tsunami that swept through Japan in March 2011 made national headlines, but it also struck close to home to costal towns in Southern Oregon and Northern California. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake struck about 130 kilometers east of Sendai, Japan. The largest earthquake to ever hit Japan triggered a massive tsunami, … Continue reading »