Oregon coast News

Critics Blast Oregon Repeal of Tsunami-Zone Building Ban

NEWPORT, Ore. — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it’s only a matter of …

Big Quake Could Cause $30B Damage to Oregon

A state commission says a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Oregon coast and tsunami could cause more than $30 billion damage to the state economy. Such a quake also could kill as many as 10,000 people in the state, but …

No Damage Reported in Quake Far Off Oregon Coast

An earthquake far off the Oregon coast has not caused any reported damage. The 5.9-magnitude quake was reported at about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday about 160 miles west-northwest of Bandon, Ore. Doug Gibbons of the U.S. Geological Survey says the …