Tag Archives: Umatilla Indian Reservation

USGS survey analyzes earthquake hazards, geothermal resources

A survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey is assessing fault lines and possible geothermal resources on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Basalt cliffs run up the hillside along Thorn Hollow Road overlooking the Umatilla River, where Jonathan Glen and Brent Ritzinger with the U.S. Geological Survey arrived in a white Chevy Suburban. The scientists parked […]
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Low-flying Cessna searching for fault lines, geological clues

The U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting flights over Pendleton and the Umatilla Indian Reservation as part of a project to study geothermal resources and earthquake hazards Residents should not be alarmed if they spot the low-flying plane, which will be recording measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field to glean information about fault lines and […]
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Umatilla Indian Reservation grapples with pipelines

The explosion shook the ground beneath the Umatilla Indian Reservation and unleashed a massive fireball that roared up to 500 feet into the air. On Jan. 2, 1999, a natural gas pipeline ruptured about a mile south of Cayuse at the base of the Blue Mountains, triggering the blast that left behind a large crater […]
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