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Fuel tanks sit along the river bank in Portland.

Quake Could Threaten 90 Percent Of Oregon Fuel Supply

Along the Willamette River, a six-mile stretch in Portland holds more than 90 percent of the state’s fuel supply. If a quake strikes here, it could devastate supply lines for fuel, electricity and natural gas. 

A comparison of tsunami inundation lines in Gold Beach. The red lines are where the 1995 maps end, the yellow around it is a projection from a new map.

Oregon Tsunami Maps Dangerously Out Of Date

The official map of Oregon's tsunami inundation zone is 20-years old.  A lot has changed over those years, however, including the sophistication of computer modeling.

Q&A: A Japanese Mayor On Tsunami Response Lessons For Oregon

Jin Sato, mayor of Minamisanriku, Japan, was one of only 10 people to survive when the March 11, 2011, tsunami surge engulfed the three-story disaster prevention center where he was working. He discussed the lessons the community of Minamisanriku has learned as they’ve worked to recover from the disaster that upended their lives four years ago.

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