Energy | News | Environment | Sustainability | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?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.
News | Environment | localAP | 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.
News | Environment | Politics | localOPB | 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.
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.
News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | Pacific Ocean | localDaily 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.
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?
The Great Oregon ShakeOut aims to get people thinking about the concrete ways we can all prepare for earthquakes.
A pair of moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the southern Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday.
Science | Water | Election | Pacific Ocean | Politics | Education | News | local | Environment | Teachers | ParentsOPB | 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.
News | Environment | Nation | Science | WorldNPR | 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.
News | Environment | WorldAP | 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.
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.
The U.S. Geological Survey says that minor earthquakes have shaken part of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area and Hawaii.
Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: FamilyOPB | 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.
The city of Portland has released a new map showing the most dangerous places to be during an earthquake.
Mount Hood is trembling. They’re not big tremors. But there are a lot of them.
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people.