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Oregon Gets $350K For Coastal Community Tsunami Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities.

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At Least 217 Dead After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Central Mexico

AP | Sept. 19, 2017 12:16 p.m. | Mexico City

Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

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What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'

OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.

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Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake Rattles Corner Of Canada, Alaska

AP | May 1, 2017 7:34 a.m. | Anchorage, Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has rattled the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska.

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State Grants To Help Oregon Schools, Hospitals Withstand Major Earthquake

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.

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3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Oregon Coast

OPB | April 15, 2017 11:58 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook west of the Oregon coast Saturday morning.

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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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Small Oregon Schools Seek State Funding To Address Seismic Concerns

Daily Astorian | March 22, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The tiny Alsea school district is asking state lawmakers to approve funding for a seismic needs assessment in small school districts that were excluded from a statewide seismic survey in 2007.

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A New Tsunami Survival Option Arrives In The Pacific Northwest

Northwest News Network | Jan. 23, 2017 5:30 a.m.

A new tsunami survival option in the form of a bright orange, high-strength flowing survival capsule has landed in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Small Earthquake Shakes Near Warrenton And Astoria On Oregon Coast

Daily Astorian | Nov. 2, 2016 11:40 a.m. | Warrenton, Oregon

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Warrenton Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 7:52 a.m. about 5 miles west of the city.

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Office of Emergency Management | Infrastructure Resiliency | Psychology of Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 noon

Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?

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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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Earthquakes Rattle Southern Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 25, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A pair of moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the southern Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday.

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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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Powerful Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Shakes Myanmar, India

AP | Aug. 24, 2016 6:14 a.m. | Yagon, Myanmar

Worried residents of Yangon, the country's main city, rushed out of tall buildings, and objects toppled from tables and from Buddhist shrines in homes. However, there were no immediate reports of serious damage in the city.

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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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Small Earthquakes Hit Oregon, Hawaii

AP | July 17, 2016 9:06 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that minor earthquakes have shaken part of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area and Hawaii.

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Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | June 9, 2016 noon

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

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Portland Maps The Most Dangerous Places To Be During An Earthquake

OPB | May 26, 2016 10:25 a.m. | Portland

The city of Portland has released a new map showing the most dangerous places to be during an earthquake.  

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Nearly 100 Tiny Quakes Shake Area Around Mount Hood

OPB | May 16, 2016 11:02 a.m. | Portland

Mount Hood is trembling. They’re not big tremors. But there are a lot of them.