Thursday (1/26) marks the anniversary of the great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that shook the Pacific Northwest on January 26, 1700. Scientists believe Oregon is in the average window of time during which another massive, destructive quake could occur.
There are many actions you can take to prepare for the next earthquake. Click on the links below for more information:
- Check out “Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon” published by Oregon Emergency Management;
- Visit Ready.gov for resources on how you can be prepared before, during and after an earthquake; and
- Explore Portland’s Residential Seismic Strengthening program run by the Bureau of Development Services and read “A Homeowner’s Guide to Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit.”
At 11:00 a.m. on Thursday – to coincide with the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake anniversary – the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is conducting a citywide test of Portland’s community notification system. Click here for more details. You can sign up to receive the test and future notifications by visiting PublicAlerts.org.