Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Bandon, Oregon at 09:31 UTC (00:31 UTC) on August 22, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 265.2 km (164.8 miles) WNW of Lakeport…

Sinkhole opens at Wickiup Reservoir, ground ‘highly unstable’

Sinkhole opens at Wickiup Reservoir, ground ‘highly unstable’

A relatively large sinkhole has opened up on the edge of Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon's second-largest reservoir, and is slowly draining the water in. The area has been roped off and officials are warning visitors to keep away as the ground is unstable and…

Unusually strong storm takes aim at California, Oregon and Washington

Unusually strong storm takes aim at California, Oregon and Washington

An unusually strong spring storm will move into California and spread across the rest of the western states through the weekend as the region enters a period of unsettled weather with a couple of strong cyclones. Heavy rains are expected and localized flash flooding…

Mysterious paralysis cases reported in the US again

Mysterious paralysis cases reported in the US again

Three cases of the paralysis have occurred in Oregon since August 2016. The episodes are the first since series of such events were reported in 2014 across the US. The disease, named acute flaccid myelitis, has affected two children and one adult, from the eastern…

Tornadoes rip through Oregon Coast, major damage in Manzanita

Tornadoes rip through Oregon Coast, major damage in Manzanita

Two tornadoes touched down in Oregon on Friday, October 14, 2016, including one EF2 that damaged several city blocks in the coastal town of Manzanita. This round of severe weather across the northwestern US is still not over and it is already one for the record…

Massive sinkhole closes coastal highway in southwest Oregon

Massive sinkhole closes coastal highway in southwest Oregon

A massive sinkhole, the largest in the last 20 years, formed in a parking lot between the Fireside Diner and a Chevron gas station along US 101 in Harbor, Oregon, and caused a part coastal highway in the area to close down during the last week. The hole, caused by…

Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland

Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland

A large sinkhole swallowed a part of the road on Northeast Kane Drive in Gresham, Portland on December 8, 2015. The road collapsed and was split in half in an event which occurs roughly every 100 years, local media reports. Abundant amounts of rainfall which set new…

Swarm of earthquakes registered near central Oregon volcanic complex

Swarm of earthquakes registered near central Oregon volcanic complex

Beginning on October 22, 2015, a swarm of mostly small earthquakes occurred about 10 km (6 miles) NW of the towns of Crescent and Gilchrist, Oregon. Through the morning of October 23, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) located 29 events, and a number of…