earthquake http://kplu.org en Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Off Coast Of Vancouver Island, No Tsunami Threat http://kplu.org/post/magnitude-67-quake-hits-coast-vancouver-island-no-tsunami-threat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says there is no danger of a tsunami from the Wednesday night quake.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 16239 at http://kplu.org Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Off Coast Of Vancouver Island, No Tsunami Threat Researchers See Evidence Of Earthquake Fault In Spokane http://kplu.org/post/researchers-see-evidence-earthquake-fault-spokane <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists who have been studying a swarm of small earthquakes that shook Spokane in 2001 say they may have evidence of a new fault in the area.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Friday, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey announced an airborne survey of the Spokane area revealed clues that look to be connected to a so-called swarm of small earthquakes that struck in 2001.</p><p>The swarm was actually several small quakes, the largest of which registered a 4.0-magnitude quake on Nov. 11 of that year.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:14:52 +0000 Steve Jackson 12257 at http://kplu.org Statewide Earthquake Drill Planned for 10:17 on Oct. 17 http://kplu.org/post/statewide-earthquake-drill-planned-1017-oct-17 <p>State officials are hoping people across Washington will drop to the floor and take cover on Thursday morning. It’s part of a massive earthquake drill that organizers say has attracted more than 800,000 people so far.</p><p>Go to the website for the <a href="http://shakeout.org/washington/" target="_blank">Great Washington ShakeOut</a>, and you’re met with video showing a major earthquake violently shaking the ground. The video, and the website it's on, are a project of the Washington state Department of Emergency Management.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 10489 at http://kplu.org Statewide Earthquake Drill Planned for 10:17 on Oct. 17 3.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Near Gig Harbor, Shakes Buildings http://kplu.org/post/36-magnitude-quake-hits-near-gig-harbor-shakes-buildings <p>Did you feel it?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 3.6-magnitude quake hit Key Center, Wash., located across Henderson Bay from Gig Harbor, at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, the <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uw60575952#summary" target="_blank">U.S. Geological Survey</a> reported.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:35:28 +0000 Martha Kang 9694 at http://kplu.org 3.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Near Gig Harbor, Shakes Buildings Rubble from New Zealand quake shows Seattle what to expect http://kplu.org/post/rubble-new-zealand-quake-shows-seattle-what-expect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northwest hasn’t had a killer earthquake since 1965 – and it’s been three centuries since anything massive shook this region. That’s how New Zealanders felt, until two years ago, when a quake knocked their third largest city to its knees.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lessons from Christchurch, NZ, and other Pacific Rim cities, are resonating at a <a href="http://2013am.eeri.org/">meeting of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute</a>, in Seattle this week.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:50:30 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7786 at http://kplu.org Rubble from New Zealand quake shows Seattle what to expect Magnitude 6.3 quake off Canada's west coast http://kplu.org/post/magnitude-63-quake-canadas-west-coast <p></p><p>VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damages have been reported and no tsunami warning has been issued.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:26:50 +0000 The Associated Press 7057 at http://kplu.org Update: Tsunami waves smaller than expected in Hawaii 
after quake http://kplu.org/post/update-tsunami-waves-smaller-expected-hawaii-after-quake <p>HONOLULU – A geologist tracking a tsunami in Hawaii says the first waves hitting shore are smaller than expected.</p><p>Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Saturday night the largest wave was measured at 5 feet in Maui in the first 45 minutes.</p><p></p><p><strong>Warning changes</strong></p><p>The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had issued a tsunami warning for all Hawaiian islands Saturday night, hours after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off Canada's west coast. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed an emergency, mobilizing extra safety measures.</p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:56:40 +0000 The Associated Press & Jake Ellison 6864 at http://kplu.org Update: Tsunami waves smaller than expected in Hawaii 
after quake Southern Calif. shakes from another earthquake http://kplu.org/post/southern-calif-shakes-another-earthquake <p></p><p>YORBA LINDA, Calif. &mdash; Another moderate earthquake has shaken a wide area of Southern California.</p><p>The U.S. Geological Survey says the 9:33 a.m. Wednesday quake was centered two miles northeast of the Orange County city of Yorba Linda.</p><p>The quake was initially measured at magnitude-4.5 but seismologists have since lowered the magnitude to 4.1.</p><p>A magnitude 4.4 quake centered in the same area struck late Tuesday night. No damage was reported.</p><p>Yorba Linda is about 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:10:16 +0000 The Associated Press 5929 at http://kplu.org Quake triggers warning in Aleutian Islands but no tsunami http://kplu.org/post/quake-triggers-warning-aleutian-islands-no-tsunami <p><em>&quot;This is not a drill! Get out of here!&quot; </em></p><p>UNALASKA, Alaska &ndash; Residents of southern Alaska awoke this morning to a major earthquake. It triggered a tsunami warning near the Aleutian Islands. But no damage has been reported and there was no tsunami.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 18:09:55 +0000 Alexandra Gutierrez 2528 at http://kplu.org Quake triggers warning in Aleutian Islands but no tsunami Scientists propose earthquake warning system http://kplu.org/post/scientists-propose-earthquake-warning-system <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961678.mp3</p><p>Earthquake scientists are hoping to build an early-warning system for Washington, Oregon and California.&nbsp; It would give typically about&nbsp;five to 30 seconds of notice that a big quake was starting. The scientists have been meeting this week to craft a proposal.&nbsp;</p><p>There&rsquo;s no way to predict earthquakes. But once a big one starts, it sends out different kinds of shock waves that move at different speeds. One type is fast-moving, but barely perceptible. These are called P-waves. They arrive before the slow traveling but damaging shock waves (called S-waves).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>So, if you have precise sensors, they can detect the fast-moving waves and send out alarms.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:08:36 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1138 at http://kplu.org Scientists propose earthquake warning system 4.3 and 2.5 magnitude quakes shake Mount Saint Helens http://kplu.org/post/43-and-25-magnitude-quakes-shake-mount-saint-helens <P><SPAN lang=EN>A magnitude 4.3 quake at 10:35 a.m. Monday at Mount St. Helens was felt in southwest Washington and the Portland area. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:09:49 +0000 The Associated Press 789 at http://kplu.org Small quake rattles South Sound http://kplu.org/post/small-quake-rattles-south-sound <P>A 4.2 earthquake gave a shake to Lewis and Thurston counties just before 8 am this morning. The US Geological Survey reports the small temblor was centered between the town of Morton and Mossyrock.&nbsp; No injuries or damages have been reported.</P> <P> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:00:18 +0000 Gary Davis 154 at http://kplu.org Small quake rattles South Sound Update: As Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads, Local Relief Expanded http://kplu.org/post/update-haiti-cholera-outbreak-spreads-local-relief-expanded <p>Northwest-based relief agencies&nbsp;<a href="http://www.worldvision.org/#/home/world-vision-news/haiti-cholera-outbreak-2-1264">World Vision</a>, <a href="http://www.worldconcern.org/">World Concern</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.mercycorps.org/">MercyCorps</a> are rapidly expanding relief efforts in Haiti as a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/25/haiti-cholera-water.html">cholera outbreak there spreads</a>. Dozens have been killed, and thousands are infected. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:35:26 +0000 Gary Davis 45 at http://kplu.org Update: As Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads, Local Relief Expanded