Tsunami readiness means knowing evacuation routes; With tsunami waves arriving in minutes, getting to high ground is critical
Race the Wave, a 5K fun run and walk set for Sunday, Sept. 28 in Cannon Beach, pairs recreation with tsunami evacuation route education. The race begins on the beach, then zooms up one of the city’s main evacuation routes and ends at an assembly area. A free preparedness fair for the entire community will follow the run. Learn more
Take geology on the trail with mobile maps!
The geology of Oregon’s volcanic peaks is in the hands of hikers with just-released mobile maps for Mount Hood, Crater Lake, and Three Sisters. news release | maps
New maps unravel the geology, hazards of Oregon’s southern coast
New maps by DOGAMI reveal more than ever before about the complex and intriguing geology of the southern Oregon coast between Port Orford and Bandon. This mapping is part of a multi-year project, supported in part by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, to map the Oregon coast from the California border north to Coos Bay. The DOGAMI publication includes Esri geodatabase, shapefiles, 1:24,000 map plates from mapping done at 1:8,000, spreadsheets, and a 66-page text report. News release.
Resources for preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis
Tsunami warnings now part of NOAA's Wireless Emergency Alert system
Did you know that most mobile carriers will automatically send you tsunami warnings as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system? See the NOAA Tsunami Warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) fact sheet or NOAA Wireless Emergency Alert page for more information.
Statewide seismic needs assessment
Final results of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries' work on the statewide seismic needs assessment of Oregon education and emergency services buildings, as directed by the 73rd Legislative Assembly (Senate Bill 2, 2005).