Oregon Senate President Wants Money To Make Schools Quake Proof

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August NewsearthquakesschoolsSen. Peter Courtney
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney says the state should take on $200 million in debt to help prepare school buildings for a devastating earthquake that scientists say could come at any time. An analysis of Oregon's school buildings found that more than 1,000 were at a high or very high risk of collapsing in a major quake. Courtney, a Salem Democrat, has long advocated improRead More »

Risk Of Earthquake Rises In Half Of US, Including Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th July Newsearthquakes
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation. The U.S.Read More »

Geologists Studying Wave Of Mt. Hood Tremors

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th April NewsearthquakesMt. Hood
A series of tremors near Mount Hood has intrigued scientists, who note that the quakes are taking place alongside a recently-discovered fault. KGW-TV reports ( a swarm of small earthquakes on Mount Hood has captured the attention of state geologists and rattled the nerves of some nearby residents, especially after a 3.3-magnitude quake in Sherwood on Sunday.Read More »

Earthquake Felt in Oregon, Washington

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November Newsearthquakes
A minor earthquake with a 3.1 magnitude was recorded at Monday morning in the Portland region. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports the quake at 6:15 a.m.Read More »

Earthquake Recorded Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November NewsearthquakesOregon coast
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S.Read More »


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