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Coos Bay School District Bond Measure Fails

The Coos Bay World | May 17, 2017 8:28 a.m.

Voters said no Tuesday night to a capital bond measure for the Coos Bay School District's schools, some of which are in severe disrepair.

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New Earthquake Alert System Rolls Out In Oregon, Washington

OPB | April 10, 2017 midnight | Portland

An early warning system for earthquakes is expanding to Oregon and Washington — thanks to a group of universities and government agencies.

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The Great Oregon ShakeOut: What You Need To Know

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The Great Oregon ShakeOut aims to get people thinking about the concrete ways we can all prepare for earthquakes.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Seaside Approves Bond Measure To Get 4 Schools Out Of Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 10:52 a.m. | Portland

The Seaside School Board unanimously approved a bond measure Thursday to build a new campus outside the tsunami zone.

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 4:16 a.m.

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big it changed the way people see the world.

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Research: Cascadia Quake Could Hit Sooner Than We Thought

Pamplin Media Group | Aug. 7, 2016 1:11 p.m.

A new analysis suggests that massive earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past.

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Impending Cascadia Subduction Zone Quake Back In The News

OPB | March 6, 2016 9:37 a.m.

The massive earthquake expected to disrupt life in the Northwest sometime in the next 50 years has become a popular topic for national media.

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Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015 12:15 p.m.

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

The Making Of Unprepared: What We Learned

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015 1:52 p.m.

Making the documentary "Unprepared" taught Oregon Field Guide producer Ed Jahn that in the aftermath of a megaquake, you're really on your own.

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To Prepare For 'The Really Big One,' Test Your Kit

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Do you know what you absolutely need to survive the first few days after a big earthquake, or if a wildfire forced you to evacuate? Maybe it’s your medication, a water filter, or some decent instant coffee.

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Meet The 'Really Big One': The Northwest's Megaquake

OPB | July 16, 2015 midnight | Portland

Scientists tell us our region is going to experience a subduction zone earthquake and tsunami. It will be so disruptive, it will change the region forever.

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The 1st Preparedness Commandment: Know Thy Neighbor

OPB | May 17, 2015 6:02 p.m.

Community can be just as important to emergency planning as food and water supplies.

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Plan For The Unexpected With An Evacuation Kit

OPB | May 17, 2015 9:30 a.m.

In the event that you end up without a place to shelter after a major earthquake, a mobile "go-kit" should be part of your scenario planning.

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Stephens Family: 'You Have To Keep Practicing It'

OPB | May 16, 2015 8:12 p.m.

What would the Stephens family do if they were separated by a major earthquake? Megan asks the kids what they’d do if they were on their way home on the bus when a disaster struck.

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Living Off Your Quake Kit: Stephens Family Feels Ready After Brush With Earthquake

OPB | May 14, 2015 12:52 p.m.

In spite of John Stephens' disaster readiness experience, in 2013, when the family was living in China, his wife Megan felt vulnerable and powerless when they were caught in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.

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Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 8:45 p.m. | Kadonowaki, Japan

Advanced engineering and a location just outside of the tsunami zone allowed the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan to survive the 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March 11, 2011.

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5 Things You Might Have Forgotten To Put In Your Emergency Kit

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 8 a.m. | Portland

If you are preparing an emergency kit for a natural disaster, you probably know to include nonperishable food and first-aid kits. But what else?

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Can Coastal Communities Survive A Tsunami?

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 midnight | Waldport, Oregon

Everybody know it's coming. But can towns along the coast be ready in time? Here's what Seaside, Waldport and Yachats are doing to try.

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Why Build A Hospital In A Tsunami Zone?

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015 midnight | Gold Beach, Oregon

Why would officials plan to build a new hospital in a known tsunami inundation zone? Perhaps there's no better choice.