Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What is the Potential for an Earthquake in Oregon and How would it Affect South Deschutes County?

An earthquake on the Oregon coast could severely damage infrastructure in Central Oregon.
Earthquakes have been in the news recently, particularly with the extensive coverage of the devastation in Japan. And most people probably would agree that some sort of preparation would be a good idea.But really, what could an earthquake on the Oregon coast do to you in Central Oregon? Could it have an impact on  areas further inland?
Well, several state agencies are very concerned! Imagine a power outage, darkness and no communications. Then imagine that the grocery stores run out of food.
Listen to Radio and find out what James Roddey, Earth Sciences Information Officer with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries thinks the disaster risk might be!!
Click here to listen to the interview! (The Roddey interview starts about 15 minutes into the show, if you don't want to listen to the survival recipe!)

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