Posted by S. Malone, 01/07/2015
UW Today press release was sent out today and will certainly be followed by many news stories about our plans to make seismic recordings of the shaking of CenturyLink Field due to fan enthusiam during the playoff games.
Posted by S. Malone, 12/26/2014
The United Nations News Center reports on the state of the tsunami warning system for the Inidan Ocean 10 years after the most devistating tsunami in history. Other reports include: UNESCO report on monitoring; Wikipedia; and "after & now" from the BBC.
Posted by A. Ling, 12/15/2014
The Los Angeles Times (and the Seattle Times reporduces it) has a report on the appropriation of $5 million federal funding for earthquake early warning system (EEW) along the West Coast. California should begin to roll out EEW next year. Tom Banse of NW News Network interviews USGS geophysicist Doug Given and PNSN director John Vidale about the future EEW funding and development.
Posted by A. Ling, 12/04/2014
Posted by A. Ling, 12/02/2014
It has been three centuries since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, which happened in January 1700. People wonder if the 'Big One' is coming soon. KOMO News has a report on an article in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America with results of ocean-bottom seismometer monitoring of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The lack of interplate seimicity may indicate that the Cascadia fault zone is locked. The stored energy in the lock zone will eventually be released in a significant earthquake in the PNW.
Posted by A. Ling, 11/23/2014
The Seattle Times: USGS scientists think they've discovered the fault responsible for an 1872 earthquake that was one of Washington’s largest.
Posted by A. Ling, 11/18/2014
What would you do if you were alerted 10 seconds before an earthquake hits? This fun video may give you some ideas.
Posted by S. Malone, 11/08/2014
The Celebrity Examiner and Oregon Public Broadcasting have brief stories on the ongoing swarm just south of the Oregon-Nevada border. Even though this swarm is officially in Nevada's reporting region earthquakes in it are reported on the PNSN earthquake map and show up on many PNSN seismic stations in the area.
Here are the news releases on Nevada swarm from Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and Nevada Seismological Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno.
Posted by A. Ling, 10/31/2014
"Without Warning!" tells the story of Cascadia High School student, Angie as she must go rescue her little sister after a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The stroy also provide some tips to help you prepare for earthquakes and tsunmais. This publication is a partnership between Dark Horse Comics and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) with support from Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Posted by A. Ling, 09/29/2014
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted without warning on Saturday. UW geologist George Bergantz explains the sudden eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake on King 5 news. This type of eruption, known as phreatic eruption, is uncommon, but it could happen in Washington.