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State Officials Warn: Beware Of Landslides

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2015

We'll talk to the chief scientist with the state's geology department about the landslides that Oregon's already seen, and slides they think are imminent.

Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015

Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.

Eye Witness Accounts Of Mt. St. Helens Eruption Help Scientists

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2015

A geologist spent years interviewing eyewitnesses to learn more about the science of the eruption and has just published the accounts in a new book, "In The Path of Destruction."

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2014

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2012

David Montgomery's new book examines the story of how geology and religion parted ways.

Eruption Predicted!

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2011

A geologist at Oregon State University said the Axial Seamount underwater volcano would erupt before 2014. And it totally did!

Caving in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 20, 2011

A conversation about Oregon's caves and cavers.

Missoula Floods Revisited

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2010

How did ancient floods shape the landscape of our region and why do they continue to fascinate us?