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Japanese quake a warning for our west coast

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Anacla, a First Nations village on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is moving up, heading for higher, safer ground.
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LESSONS FROM JAPAN'S QUAKE-TSUNAMI DISASTER - U-T San Diego

LESSONS FROM JAPAN'S QUAKE-TSUNAMI DISASTER - U-T San Diego | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
LESSONS FROM JAPAN'S QUAKE-TSUNAMI DISASTERU-T San DiegoA quiet revolution is taking place in small fishing villages along the Pacific coast of Japan where last year's 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunami hit hardest.
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Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dock

Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dock | earthquake securing | Scoop.it

Debris that has floated across the Pacific is home to several invasive species that pose a threat to local marine wildlife...

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Oregon's best-kept secret? Seismic grants an unsung bright spot in Oregon's gloomy spring

Oregon's best-kept secret? Seismic grants an unsung bright spot in Oregon's gloomy spring | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Edward Wolf: Making Oregon schools quake-safe is a project that will outlast many governors and legislatures, but someone needs to get it started. That someone should be John Kitzhaber. He's determined to re-think Oregon schools from top to bottom.
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Megacity + Megaquake = Time Bomb: 'Thousands of people will die'

Megacity + Megaquake = Time Bomb: 'Thousands of people will die' | earthquake securing | Scoop.it

A week after an Oregon State professor called Port au Prince, Haiti, a time bomb for a devastating earthquake, a magnitude 7 quake killed hundreds of thousands there. He sees other ticking time bombs around the world's active faults.

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Oregon lawmakers worry Capitol vulnerable to a quake

Oregon lawmakers worry Capitol vulnerable to a quake | earthquake securing | Scoop.it

In its time, Oregon has lost two Capitol buildings, both to fires, and engineers say the current building could fall in an earthquake of less than 8.0 magnitude.

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100 years of earthquakes

100 years of earthquakes | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
This map of all the world's recorded earthquakes between 1898 and 2003 is stunning. As you might expect, it also creates a brilliant outline of the plates of the Earth's crust—especially the infamous "Ring of Fire" around the Pacific Plate.
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The Golden Gate Bridge: A landmark retrofit - San Jose Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO -- Imagine driving on the Golden Gate Bridge when your car starts shaking and the roadway ahead makes a groaning noise and collapses.
That's probably what would have happened several years ago if an earthquake the magnitude of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake had struck the Bay Area.
But that's before the bridge district began a $660 million project to seismically retrofit the bridge...

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World is ignoring most important lesson from Fukushima nuclear disaster

World is ignoring most important lesson from Fukushima nuclear disaster | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Fukushima's most important lesson is this: Probability theory (that disaster is unlikely) failed us. If you have made assumptions, you are not prepared. Nuclear power plants should have multiple, reliable ways to cool reactors.
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Oregon coast should expect Japan tsunami debris sooner rather than later

Oregon coast should expect Japan tsunami debris sooner rather than later | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
The updated forecasts come as SOLVE prepares for the first beach cleanup of the year this Saturday. The Oregon nonprofit, which hosts spring and fall beach cleanups yearly, has been working with NOAA to prepare volunteers for debris they might find.
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Awakening? 7.4 Mexico earthquake sets off seismic swarm at San ...

Awakening? 7.4 Mexico earthquake sets off seismic swarm at San ... | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
March 22, 2012 – SAN SALVADOR – The National Service of Territorial Studies, which is known as SNET is reporting that 8 earthquakes have rattled the San Salvador Volcano which is located northwest of the capital city of ...
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Multiple States Join Efforts to Address Potential Japanese Tsunami Debris Impact

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Japanese quake a warning for our west coast

Japanese quake a warning for our west coast | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Anacla, a First Nations village on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is moving up, heading for higher, safer ground.
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NW earthquake risk looms large; Oregon especially vulnerable | ScienceBlog.com

A comprehensive analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Northwest coast confirms that the region has had numerous earthquakes over the past...

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Oregon Moves (Slowly) to Gird Schools for Inevitable Quake

Oregon Moves (Slowly) to Gird Schools for Inevitable Quake | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Oregon, awaiting an inevitable and potent earthquake, makes a little progress buttressing vulnerable schools.
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Lawmakers Worry Oregon Capitol Could Collapse In Quake · OPB News

Lawmakers Worry Oregon Capitol Could Collapse In Quake · OPB News | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Lawmakers hope to ensure that Oregon doesn't lose another Capitol.
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Social media rising to the top of places to go in natural disasters | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

Social media rising to the top of places to go in natural disasters | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
The next time a big wildfire erupts or an earthquake unleashes near you, Twitter, Google and Facebook might be useful places to turn. And not just you.
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Report or get info on Oregon Tsunami Debris | 211info.org/tsunami

Report or get info on Oregon Tsunami Debris | 211info.org/tsunami | earthquake securing | Scoop.it

Dial 211 for information about tsunami debris.
Can’t reach 211?
211 is new in some coastal counties. If you are trying to reach our call center, but are experiencing technical difficulties dial 1-800-723-3638.
You can also help us make sure 211 is active in 100% of coastal areas by dialing 211 and filling out this form telling us about your experience.

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DailyTech - NASA to Test GPS Earthquake Monitoring Network for Disaster Response

DailyTech - NASA to Test GPS Earthquake Monitoring Network for Disaster Response | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
The READI GPS network can accurately pinpoint details about larger earthquakes, which can help government agencies properly predict the tsunamis that follow...
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40,000 tons of drifting quake debris to reach N. America by Feb. 2013 | Kyodo News

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Tsunami evacuation drills at the Oregon coast beginning this weekend

As part of the ongoing Tsunami Outreach Oregon education and awareness program managed by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), several coastal communities will be holding tsunami evacuation drills in the next few months.
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Wave radar may help tsunami predictions - Malaysia Star

Wave radar may help tsunami predictions - Malaysia Star | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
Wave radar may help tsunami predictionsMalaysia StarIn preparation for the possible simultaneous occurrence of the Tokai, Tonankai and Nankai earthquakes, the research is aimed at seeing the system in practical use in four to five years.
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The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America | Natural Disasters | DISCOVER Magazine

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America | Natural Disasters | DISCOVER Magazine | earthquake securing | Scoop.it
The enormous fault off 
the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been silent for three centuries. But after years of detective work, geologists have 
discovered that it can
 unleash mayhem on 
an epic scale.
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Oregon, Washington unprepared for tsunami, experts say - Chicago Sun-Times

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Scientists and emergency managers say they’ve learned a lot about earthquakes and tsunamis in the last year, but they fear the public remains woefully unprepared for a disaster that is certain to happen in the Northwest.
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