On Feb. 28, 2001, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nisqually, injuring hundreds of people and causing billions of dollars in damage.
The state will be testing ShakeAlert, the earthquake detection and alarm system, on phones in King, Pierce and Thurston counties Thursday.
The earthquake early warning system known as ShakeAlert will be capable of delivering alerts directly to wireless devices in Oregon on March 11 and to Washington state in May, completing the West Coast rollout, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.
A Monday night earthquake was felt in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are monitoring an uptick in tremors shaking under Vancouver Island, but they don't believe them to be potential hazards or major tectonic shifts.
The Maple Valley earthquake is one of several small quakes reported in the Pacific Northwest over the past couple of weeks.
Recent smaller earthquakes are being examined by researchers with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
A second small earthquake shook the Carnation area in King County Tuesday morning a day after two other small earthquakes were reported in Western Washington.
A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Monroe in Snohomish County early Monday morning.
A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.
The earthquake off the Alaska coast produced a small tsunami.
A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets.
An underwater earthquake with an initial 5.9 magnitude has struck off the southern Oregon coast.
SEATTLE -- What if there was a way to get an early warning that an earthquake is coming?
It’s a relatively recent discovery in geophysics and not fully understood.
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast Wednesday morning.
SEATTLE -- A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Western Washing Friday morning.
MOUNT HOOD, Ore. -- A series of small earthquakes have been recorded near Mount Hood this week.The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake swarm started Monday and that as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, more than 30 had occurred.The quakes are probably too small to be felt, with a maximum magnitude of 2.1, the USGS said.The earthquakes were about 2 to 3 miles deep and happened about 5 miles south of the Mount Hood summit and about a mile east-northeast of Government Camp, according to the USGS.
SEATTLE — When the big one hits, Washington wants to be ready.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state's first statewide inventory of buildings prone to crumble or collapse in an earthquake has found there are thousands of unreinforced masonry buildings or URM that could be dangerous.The Department of Commerce reports that the survey combined various databases of historic structures as well as commercial, government and apartment buildings completed before 1958.