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

Mission: Impossible

As a disaster drama, The Impossible impresses. But its morals are swamped.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s always tricky to criticize a film for what it fails to depict rather than for what it actually captures. But in The Impossible, the omission is so glaring that to disregard it would be to com   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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

How You Can Help Victims of Recent Quakes and Tsunamis

Local relief agencies have been quick to address the recent round of natural disasters that killed hundreds and left countless others injured and homeless. Mercy Corps has been positioned for five years in Padang, a city of 900,000 in Sumatra closely located to the epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. And the Portland-based relief agency immediately sent global emergency specialists to ...   More
Monday, October 5, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Cannon Beach Considers Tsunami Tower

Too bad for the City of Portland some of our surplus real estate cannot be shipped to the Oregon Coast in the same way wind farm developers send massive towers sailing up I-84 on the back of tractor-trailers. As bankers auction off South Waterfront condo towers and the City of Portland schemes to restart construction on developer Tom Moyer's downtown office building, The New York Times reports ...   More
Thursday, April 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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