Earthquake strikes near Japan
Posted on 24 November 2011 by Joshua
Posted on 18 November 2011 by Joshua
Winter weather may be here in the Pacific Northwest but we cannot forget about earthquakes, this morning we had one up in Washington..
by Associated Press
Posted on November 18, 2011 at 7:57 AM
Updated today at 8:00 AM
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said the quake occurred at 5:09 a.m. on Friday and was centered seven miles northwest of Omak, and 8 miles northwest of Okanogan.
A dispatcher in the Okanogan County sheriff’s office, Sarah Gibson, says there are no reports of injuries or damage.
KPQ in Wenatchee reports callers in Leavenworth described it as a rolling motion. Some said it was strong enough to shake items off a shelf.
Even with the winter weather we still need to be prepared for the big one.. And I would like you to think about what it would be like to have a major earthquake during a heavy snow storm. Are you prepared for that ?
Posted on 06 November 2011 by Joshua
Here in the Pacific Northwest we face the possibilities of earthquakes on a regular basis. But more and more often earthquakes are popping up on less active fault lines.
Early this morning Oklahoma experienced one of these rare earthquakes, last month Virginia..
No matter where you are this is a reminder that we need to prepare for emergencies.
What could be the largest temblor in the state’s history damaged homes, shook buildings, caused cracks and rattled a college football stadium 50 miles from the epicenter.
Emergency management officials in Lincoln County were reporting significant damage, NBC station KJRH of Tulsa reported.
Chimneys collapsed through roofs of homes, KJRH reported. Damage to the Prague library included collapsed air conditioning ducts and a collapsed wall.
Area residents reported glass breaking and items falling from walls, NBC News reported.
Several roadways buckled, including Highway 62 and other county roads, KJRH said.
A boulder the size of an SUV rolled onto one rural roadway, NBC News reported. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was assessing road damage early Sunday, NBC News reported.