During the tour, engineering and geology experts described seismic challenges and successes at four different sites, including Mercy Corps headquarters, the Burnside Bridge, the harbor wall along the Willamette River and Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Station 1 (Old Town).
Click here to learn more about Fire Station 1's seismic upgrade to withstand a 2500-year earthquake.
This event happened in conjunction with the Portland Earthquake Project, a collaboration among Mercy Corps, Oregon Red Cross, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and PBEM. The group’s mission is to focus public awareness on the unique earthquake vulnerabilities in our region and to encourage preparedness. Three crustal faults travel through Portland while much of the entire West Coast of North America faces the threat of a probable 9.0 magnitude Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.
Reposted blog with permission from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM)