Tag Archives: Tsunamis

After the big one, the Oregon Coast will need to get supplies by sea

Starting this winter, emergency managers will work with the Navy to find locations on the Oregon Coast where supplies can be landed after a major earthquake and tsunami. Source: After the big one, the Oregon Coast will need to get supplies by sea

After the big one, the Oregon Coast will need to get supplies by sea

Scouting landing sites on the beach. Starting this winter, emergency managers will work with the Navy to find locations on the Oregon Coast where supplies can be landed after a major earthquake and tsunami. The project came out of the Cascadia Rising exercise in 2016, which highlighted issues the coast would likely experience trying to […]
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New Tsunami App Helps You Evacuate

You need to know how to get away from a tsunami before it hits the Oregon Coast. Now the quickest evacuation route is in your hand, thanks to the improved smartphone app that will help you plan. Source: New Tsunami App Helps You Evacuate | KXL

Building a better bridge to survive tsunamis

New research provides insight into risk. The way bridges are assessed for tsunami risk needs to be rethought, new research suggests. In a study published by Oregon State University and the University of Nevada, Reno, researchers found that previous assumptions about how force from a tsunami impacts bridge infrastructure don’t necessarily hold true. Most studies […]
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Opinion: A Cascadia disaster is everyone’s business

People from all over the United States and the world come to visit the Oregon coast. I live in Cannon Beach and small coastal towns like mine — with a population of 1,710 — can expect tens of thousands of visitors on any given day. Tourism provides benefits, including thriving businesses, support for the arts […]
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Newport host of Oregon Tsunami Conference

The friendliest city on the coast played host to the Oregon Tsunami Conference Monday and Tuesday, bringing in elected officials, emergency response workers and a variety of other professionals from all over the country to meet and discuss response strategies and emergency support systems both in other parts of the globe and on the Oregon […]
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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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