Dr. Know: The Really Big One

Dr. Know
The recent New Yorker article made me wonder: When the cataclysmic earthquake hits, how far up the Columbia River will the tsunami go, assuming it’s as big as predicted? —Not Buyi   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Murmurs: President Trump Will Stop the Megaquake.

Does the city lawfully own the trademark to the neon “Portland Oregon” sign? Legal observers will have to wait for an answer now that city officials have employed a creative maneuver to quash a la   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WWeek News Staff

On Shaky Ground

Lawmakers are readying the state Capitol for a massive earthquake. They haven’t prepared Oregon schools.

Seven years ago, the state identified 275 public school buildings that, without safety upgrades, were sure to collapse when the next big earthquake shakes Oregon.   The state Legislature    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Rogue Of The Week: The Japanese Government

A public-information meltdown.

Rogue of the Week
The Rogue Desk doesn’t have a heart of stone. Our profound good wishes go out to the people of Japan as they mourn the deaths of at least 9,000    More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Badly Shaken

News Stories
The earthquake that struck Japan last week was the fourth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  A magnitude 9.0 quake, the March 11 event spawned a tsunami, left hundred   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Japan Earthquake in Videos


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Friday, March 11, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

From The Archives: If A Big Quake Struck off The Oregon Coast


 As we wait for any possible tsunami fallout on the Oregon Coast from the distant and devastating earthquake that has rocked Japan, we're reminded of a cover story WW's Aaron Mesh did last year called "Quake Up Call."That January 2010 piece was about the prospect of the ocean floor splitting 75 miles off the Oregon Coast and sending shock waves that would rumble in to Portland. The last such destructive ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 by

Guilt-Free Good Times: Christchurch Earthquake Relief and Abortion Rights Bowling

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Kiwis In Portland is hosting a fundraiser for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake tonight, Wednesday, March 2, at 6 pm at the Buffalo Gap. Funds raised in the silent auction and raffle (in which you could win Icebreaker outdoor apparel) will go to the New Zealand Red Cross. Party like the Kiwis do, and aid the victims of last week’s natural disaster by enjoying roasted lamb and a pint of Steinlager. ...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

The Big Quake: Is Your Furniture Bolted?

Recent news about the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia reminded us of a WW cover story this year about the Northwest's own looming natural disaster—a massive earthquake scientists warn is already overdue. So we were reassured but somewhat bemused last week when we ran across this flyer about earthquake preparedness (PDF) in the Multnomah County Courthouse. State and county administrators ...   More
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Earthquake Awareness Month Is Almost Upon Us. Here's What To Do

[youtube ssEQDTGKn8E] Did you know next month is Earthquake Awareness Month? I must confess I didn't until the concerned folks at Portland's Office Of Emergency Management let me know all about it. Turns out they've got me — and anybody else now on a last-minute scramble for related events to attend — covered. On April 1, the city office says it "will host a compelling and sobering ...   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 HANK STERN


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