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Larger Earthquake risk increase along West coast

by KOMO News Staff Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 SEATTLE — Scientists are monitoring dozens of tremors along the West coast from Victoria, B.C. through Washington and Oregon. A small earthquake rattled near Ocean Shores Tuesday morning. The 3.4 magnitude quake didn’t cause any damage. But it’s a reminder the big one could hit at any […]

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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake off the Oregon Coast

YACHATS, Oregon (AP) – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported off the Oregon Coast by the USGS. 2019-01-27 03:40:51 (UTC) 44.562°N 129.899°W 10.0 km depth  (6.2 miles) There are no reports of injuries or any tsunami warnings in effect. Usually with earthquakes that are this deep there is not a great risk of large tsunamis or any […]

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First woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sylvia Earle ‘Men and women living underwater together wasn’t going to fly.’ The first time I went underwater, I was 3 years old, and I was knocked over by a wave. The ocean got my attention. Years later I had a chance to breathe compressed air underwater, through a copper diving helmet. Our next-door neighbor in […]

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Invasive Insect Enters Oregon On Christmas Trees, Officials Warn

by Dylan Darling The Register-Guard Dec. 28, 2018 12:19 p.m. The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people. Oregonians who bought their Christmas trees at a big box store should give them a close look and carefully dispose of them to avoid introducing a tree-attacking insect to […]

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Canada

CNN – A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northwest of Canada’s Vancouver Island late Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was one of a trio of earthquakes to occur in quick succession on the same fault line. The US Geological Survey said the preliminary 6.6-magnitude earthquake was 6.8 miles deep, about 135 miles southwest of […]

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Crabbing on Oregon’s south coast from Cape Blanco to California border

David Davis  Salem Statesman Journal Published 7:14 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Fisherman offload Dungeness Crab from their fishing vessel on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images State officials have announced the closure of commercial and recreational crabbing along the Oregon Coast from the California border to Cape Blanco after high […]