EARTHQUAKE

NOAA

The next earthquake is likely to happen when you least expect it. Relatively infrequent events are hard to plan for.  Geologist Lori Dengler advises making preparedness a high priority. Make a habit of checking up on your supplies of water, food, batteries and medical supplies.


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Following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan, a small boat belonging to Takata High School in Rikuzentakata was swept out to sea. It reached the shores of Crescent City two years later. Del Norte High School students cleaned the boat and returned it to Takata High School. That was the start of a relationship between the two schools - and ultimately the two cities. Crescent City and Rikuzentakata have now formally established a sister city relationship. 


Abby Wutzler, from Wellington New
Zealand, was vacationing in Samoa
on September 29, 2009 when she
noticed the ocean was withdrawing.
She had also been taught about the
natural warning signs of a tsunami
in school and ran up and down the
beach yelling that a tsunami was
coming.  Many tourists credit Abby’s warning with
saving their lives.


Moisés Molina was on duty in the Chilean
coastal resort town of Iloca when the ground
started shaking in the early morning hours of
February 27, 2011. He was not from the
coast but he had seen the tsunami
evacuation signs posted in the town and
when he saw the ocean change character,
he realized it was time to evacuate. He
coordinated his police staff and successfully
notified everyone, including unsuspecting
campers, to evacuate. Thanks to his efforts,
no one in Iloca died.


Dr. Lori Dengler takes on the mistaken term "tidal wave" when referring to a tsunami.


BBC

On December 26, 2004, Tilly Smith was on vacation in Thailand with her family. Thanks to her school lessons, Tilly helped save many lives by recognizing the signs of an oncoming tsunami.


Katada Lab

Kamaishi junior high students saved themselves and many others during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Geologist Lori Dengler highlights the students and preparedness drills that saved many lives.


Radio Bio Bio

Communication is key.

This segment of Shaky Ground celebrates the good work of Radio Bio Bio during a massive Chilean earthquake. 


The deadliest earthquake of 2017 took place along the Iran-Iraq border earlier this month. Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the tectonics - and politics - of the region. 


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 7" is to reconnect and restore.

The first weeks after a big earthquake or other disaster is a time of transition. Once you've met the needs of family, Geologist Lori Dengler discusses moving toward returning to routines.

Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 6" is to assess the situation and take necessary action.

Geologist Lori Dengler shares recommendations for what to do following a temblor. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 5" is drop, cover and hold on. Then, start counting...

 Geologist Lori Dengler shares recommendations for what to do when the ground is shaking. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 4" is to make preparations for the aftermath of a disaster.

 Geologist Lori Dengler recommends working toward minimizing potential financial hardship following an earthquake by strengthening your home and considering insurance. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 3" is to organize your disaster supply.

Geologist Lori Dengler recommends preparing at least two weeks of water, food and medical supplies.

Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information.


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 2": Make an earthquake or disaster plan.


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On this segment of Shaky Ground, Geologist Lori Dengler takes on the word epicenter.

Depending on magnitude, the "dot on the map" may or may not be an accurate representation of the seismic waves of a given earthquake.


KHSU

An earthquake struck about 50 miles west of Ferndale. Early estimates rate the temblor at a 5.1 magnitude, subject to further revision. 

The US Tsunami Warning System is saying that no No Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat is currently in place. 

Humboldt State's Shaky Ground guide has more tips on safety, survival, and preparedness for north coast residents. 

HSU Geology Dept.

Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the legacy of Humboldt's 1992 earthquake. This legacy includes an expanded awareness of the Cascadia subduction zone, which continues to inform emergency planners and professionals to this day.


HSU Geology Dept.

Did you know that California's Northcoast is the most seismically active region of the contiguous 48 states?

Geologist Lori Dengler discusses thrust faulting and our changing coastline.


USGS

25 years later, HSU Professor Lori Dengler discusses Humboldt's 1992 earthquake.

A rememberance will be held at the Warfinger Building in Eureka on April 29 at 6pm.


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