Tag Archives: Tsunamis

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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Warrenton schools to pursue tsunami relocation bond

Money to move out of tsunami danger. The Warrenton-Hammond School District will ask voters for $32.4 million in November to buy a master campus and build a new middle school, part of a long-term plan to move all schools out of the tsunami inundation zone. Source: Warrenton schools to pursue tsunami relocation bond – Local […]
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Our View: Slow and steady can win the tsunami race

Science gives us a head start in adjusting to risk. Both desirable and dangerous, coastlines are a front-row seat for the splendors, rewards and hazards of the living, crashing ocean. A new analysis of tsunami risks published last week shouldn’t cause sleepless nights, but should change future calculations about how to live along the Pacific’s […]
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New Tsunami Maps For SW Washington Coast Show ‘Shocking’ Flooding

The worst-case scenario for flooding from a tsunami along the Pacific Northwest coast just got even worse. The worst-case scenario for flooding from a tsunami along the Pacific Northwest coast just got even worse. Washington’s Department of Natural Resources with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and FEMA re-mapped the maximum tsunami threat from Grays […]
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Editorial: An anniversary to remember … and to prepare

You might have forgotten to write this on your calendar,  so here’s a reminder: Friday marks the 318th anniversary of the most recent massive earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone, the fault that lies offshore from Vancouver Island down to Northern California. And if you needed another reminder about the power of nature, we got […]
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Coos Bay’s tsunami sirens are outdated

In the wake of the tsunami watch associated with the Alaskan earthquake earlier this week it may be troubling to hear that tsunami warning sirens for the Coos Bay have been out of service since 2010. However, according to local officials the sirens often cause more confusion than helping notify people. Source: Coos Bay’s tsunami […]
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