earthquake

February 22 Marks the M6.3 Christchurch Earthquake Anniversary

The earthquake sequence that struck the city of Christchurch and surrounding Canterbury region in 2010-2011 has had unprecedented impacts in all spheres of New Zealand society.  The Canterbury earthquake sequence had many geologically remarkable characteristics, with ramifications for all aspects of li


New Earthquake Mitigation Video “Preparing Portland Schools” Released

PORTLAND, OREGON — "Preparing Portland Schools" is a four-minute documentary film about the earthquake safety retrofit of Alameda Elementary School in


Oregon Earthquake Energy Assurance Project Report

Oregon state agencies, Department of Energy, Public Utility Commission, and Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) completed the Oregon Energy Assurance Project, including the DOGAMI earthquake risk study in Oregon’s Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub. This study focused on the risk to Oregon’s energy sector, raised awareness of the risk and encouraged mitigation.


Red Cross Releases Earthquake Mobile Phone App

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.


CREW Business Roundtable - Vancouver BC

CREW held a Business Roundtable in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 10, 2012.  This is the third in CREW's series of roundtables throughout the Cascadia region.


Slow "Earthquake" Occurring Now Beneath the Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound

The expected 2011 episodic tremor and slip (ETS) event has done the unexpected by starting months early. These events happen in the deep part of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, "down dip" from the area where the Juan de Fuca Plate is completely locked against the North American Plate. These "slow earthquakes" reoccur every 14 months on average and have been remarkably consistent over the past decade.


HAZUS Predicts Massive Damage From Seattle Earthquake

This past week, dozens of emergency managers, geologists and state and local preparedness planners gathered in Seattle at the 5th annual Hazus conference. FEMA's HAZUS is a loss estimation modeling program for earthquakes and can help communites prepare for earthquakes.


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