Tag Archives: Tsunamis

Invasive tsunami seaweed fails to take hold on Oregon coast

Soon after the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, debris from across the ocean beagan washing up on Oregon shores. A large concrete dock floated ashore near Newport. A derelict fishing boat washed up north of Lincoln City. Other, smaller debris showed up all along the coast and much of it was coated […]
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Algae from 2011 Japanese tsunami debris hasn’t taken hold

Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived in the Pacific Northwest via debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and they have determined that to date none has gained a foothold in U.S. coastal waters. Since more than a dozen of the algal […]
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Coos Bay school adds tsunami evacuation to Great ShakeOut: ‘We’re right next to the bay’

The Great ShakeOut took place today at 10:18 a.m. nationwide. On the Oregon Coast at schools like Madison Elementary, students drilled on both earthquake safety and tsunami preparedness. Source: Coos Bay school adds tsunami evacuation to Great ShakeOut: ‘We’re right next to the bay’

Gov. Brown’s plan to prepare Oregon for the ‘Big One’

An earthquake is expected on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Gov. Kate Brown released her plan Tuesday morning to prepare Oregon for the “Big One.” An earthquake is expected on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and could reach a magnitude of 9.0 or greater — creating a tsunami that would devastate the Oregon coast. Source: Gov. Brown’s […]
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Oregon State’s Earthquake-Hardened Building Under Construction In Newport

Construction is underway on the Oregon Coast for a new earthquake-hardened marine science building. It will have Oregon’s first vertical tsunami evacuation refuge on the roof. Passing through Newport, you can hardly miss the tall crane and “deep soil mixing drill” injecting cement 100 feet deep under the soon-to-be-poured foundation for Oregon State University’s new Marine […]
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City to examine quake survey results

It’s just a matter of when a major quake will ravage the Oregon coast. With this in mind, Reedsport city staff and others are surveying residents on how well they know current evacuation procedures. Source: City to examine quake survey results | News | theworldlink.com

Seaside city councilor questions earthquake and tsunami model

Horning wants other factors considered. Seaside City Councilor Tom Horning said the city should consider more than just a computer simulation released earlier this week by Oregon State University when it looks at bridge replacement. The model found certain bridges and roads in Seaside will have higher mortality rates in an earthquake and tsunami. Source: […]
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New tsunami simulation identifies Seaside’s bridges, roads with highest mortality rates

Study designed to help prioritize infrastructure projects. A new computer simulation by Oregon State University identifies bridges and roads in Seaside that would have higher mortality rates in an earthquake and tsunami. The bridge on Broadway Street over Neawanna Creek would result in the most fatalities and should be prioritized for improvement, researchers found. Other […]
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Quake simulation study shows Seaside road, bridge dangers

SEASIDE — Researchers at Oregon State University say bridges and roads in the northwestern resort city of Seaside should be prioritized for improvement after a simulation discovered they would have higher mortality rates in an earthquake and tsunami. Researchers found that the bridge on Broadway Street over Neawanna Creek would result in the most fatalities, […]
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Inland Clatsop County communities bear the burden of tsunami warnings

Education, donations could help Elsie-Vinemaple emergency responders. When a tsunami watch was issued early Jan. 23, dozens of people got in their cars and headed for the hills. By 3 a.m., cars were stranded on the side of the highway — either from running out of gas or from slipping off the black ice that […]
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