earthquake Section

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

The City of Burien will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:16 this Thursday, Oct. 16. “An instructional audio clip will be played over the public announcement system,” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

VIDEO: What Might Happen To Burien If A Seattle Fault-Based Tsunami Hit

VIDEO: What Might Happen To Burien If A Seattle Fault-Based Tsunami Hit

by Scott Schaefer The recent and tragic news reverberating from last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has caused a lot of concern for people living in the northwest, who wonder... [Read more]

Dept. Of Health Expects ‘No Public Health Risks’ Here From Japan Radiation

Dept. Of Health Expects ‘No Public Health Risks’ Here From Japan Radiation

On Saturday (March 12), the Washington State Department of Health announced that it is “conducting ongoing air monitoring for radiation to see if the nuclear plant incident in Japan has affected... [Read more]

4.5-Inch Wave Hits Seattle; ‘Japan Tsunami Not A Threat To Puget Sound’

4.5-Inch Wave Hits Seattle; ‘Japan Tsunami Not A Threat To Puget Sound’

King County released an announcement Friday morning (March 11), stating that the tsunami generated by a devastating 8.9 earthquake in Japan is “not a threat to Puget Sound.” One interesting... [Read more]

UPDATE: Yes, Those Were Sonic Booms We Heard Around 1:45pm Tuesday

UPDATE: Yes, Those Were Sonic Booms We Heard Around 1:45pm Tuesday

UPDATE 4:30pm 8/17/10: According to the Pierce County Emergency Management (PCWARN), the two loud booms heard around 2pm today were confirmed by the FAA to be from two F-15s intercepting an aircraft... [Read more]

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Story & Photos by Fred Feiertag [EDITOR’S NOTE: When we found out that our neighbor Fred Feiertag was going to travel some 3,400+ miles to Haiti to help with earthquake relief, we asked if he’d... [Read more]

King County Offering Free Home Earthquake Retrofit Permits

King County Offering Free Home Earthquake Retrofit Permits

With all the news of recent earthquakes, it’s no surprise that on Monday (April 5) King County’s Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) decided to offer citizens in unincorporated... [Read more]

Local Businessman Seeking Donations For Chile Quake Victims

Local Businessman Seeking Donations For Chile Quake Victims

by Ralph Nichols Patricio Mendoza is making a last-minute push for public donations to fill a 40-foot container with clothing and bedding for victims of last month’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake in... [Read more]

Local Businessman Has Family Ties To Chilean Earthquake Disaster

Local Businessman Has Family Ties To Chilean Earthquake Disaster

by Ralph Nichols Sixty-four hundred miles – the distance from Sea-Tac International Airport to Santiago, Chile – is a long way. It’s a lot farther still if you’re here and have... [Read more]

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

NOTE: This story is from Feb., 2010 and is related to a tsunami warning issued after the Chilean earthquake. We’re pretty sure that the last time a tsunami hit the northwest coast of the U.S. was... [Read more]

Eat Spaghetti For Haiti At John Knox Church Feb. 10th

Eat Spaghetti For Haiti At John Knox Church Feb. 10th

Youth Leaders at John Knox Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Spaghetti for Haiti fundraiser dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 10th starting at 6pm. Cost is $15 per ticket, which can be purchased from the church... [Read more]

Small Earthquake Strikes Area Wednesday Morning

Small Earthquake Strikes Area Wednesday Morning

We didn’t feel it, and we’re sure you probably didn’t either, but a small earthquake registering 1.8 on the Richter Scale struck near the Normandy Park area Wednesday morning at 6:15am.

While we don’t know what the fault was (or whose fault it was), earthquakes happen often ’round here so it’s nothing to freak out about.

Here are the details from the US Geological Service’s website

Normandy Park Emergency Preparedness Fair Is Today

Normandy Park Emergency Preparedness Fair Is Today

Sorry for the late notice, but we just learned about this: Get prepared for the worst by reviewing the best safety techniques at the Normandy Park Emergency Preparedness Fair, which runs today from 2-8pm... [Read more]