Washington tsunami refuges in National Geographic magazine

The February 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine includes a story about plans to build a tsunami refuge at Ocosta Elementary School in Westport, Washington. The story includes quotes from CREW member John Schelling (State of Washington) and mapped evacuation-modeling results from CREW member Nathan Wood (USGS).

New USGS Online Course – “A Practical Guide to Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest”

The USGS has posted a new online course titled “A Practical Guide to Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest”. The first part of the course provides an overview of the earthquake hazard in the Pacific Northwest and relevant recent earthquakes globally. ┬áThe second part summarizes tools available that facilitate earthquake response. The entire course can easily be viewed in about an hour. To view this, go to http://earthquakes.usgs.gov under “Featured Items” (click on item #4) on the right side of the webpage.