CREW President to Promote Cascadia Earthquake Safety at the White House
CREW Board President Ines Pearce will be participating in the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit on Tuesday February 2nd, 1016 in Washington D.C. Please read the CREW press release related to the event and the ongoing work of CREW to build resilience for a Cascadia Subuduction Zone Event.
Please read the Press Release from CREW on this exciting event.
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Oregon state agencies, Department of Energy, Public Utility Commission, and Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) completed the Oregon Energy Assurance Project, including the DOGAMI earthquake risk study in Oregon’s Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub. This study focused on the risk to Oregon’s energy sector, raised awareness of the risk and encouraged mitigation. Please find DOGAMI’s report at co-author Scott Miles’ link at: http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/resilience/Publications/DOGAMI_CEI_Hub_report.pdf.
Speakers address Cascadia issues in light of what we have learned from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
The Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) has released its reconnaissance report of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami: SEAW Reconnaissance Report.
A research grant announced Tuesday will allow seismologists to take the first steps toward an early warning system for earthquakes in the Northwest. An operational system is still a long way off, but it could eventually resemble the computerized warnings pioneered in Japan. The $2 million grant from the Moore Foundation to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is part of a $6 million grant shared by the University of California Berkeley, Caltech, and the USGS. Prototype systems should be completed within the 3-year grant period.