Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward US

Refrigerators, TVs and other debris dragged into sea when a massive earthquake hit Japan last March, causing tsunamis as high as 130 feet to crash ashore, could show up in remote atolls north of Hawaii as soon as this winter, with other pieces reaching parts of the West Coast in 2013 and 2014, experts say...


U.S. Geological Survey: Seattle WA Field Office

Recent Earthquakes in Pacific Northwest

Craig Weaver
Joan Gomberg
206-616-5581 (office) 206-941-7498 (cell)

University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 351310
Room 63
Johnson Hall
Seattle, WA

Ridley Scott to join Japan quake project

Hollywood director Ridley Scott, pictured here in 2008, is to take part in a project.

Hollywood director Ridley Scott is to take part in a project documenting the first anniversary of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a television network said Wednesday...


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Missouri 4.0 Quake Felt in 13 States

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday in the southeast corner Missouri, waking up residents in as many as 12 other surrounding states...


Japan quake studies suggest harder jolt to NW possible

Studies of last year's giant Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan suggest that shaking from a Cascadia megaquake could be stronger than expected along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, researchers reported Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

6.0 quake recorded in Pacific off Ore.; no damage

The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 off the Oregon coast caused no reported damage and only a smattering of reports from people who felt it as a weak jolt...


The Big One Pacific Northwest could unleash a megaquake AND a tsunami

The threat of ‘The Big One’ has long loomed over the Pacific Northwest, where several major cities from Vancouver down to northern Califor...