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UW Tests New Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington and Oregon will be covered by software program which opens testers’ computers and shows the earthquake epicenter, its magnitude, and the time before shaking. The trials will run about a year. The trial group includes Boeing, Microsoft, Sound Transit, Providence Hospital and other hospitals,...

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training

Sign-ups are now open for their Spring 2015 course. The 8-week course starts on 2/25, and the training culminates with a simulation drill on 4/25. If you’re interested, you can find more information on the city’s website:...

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Online

Did the ground shake for you? Perhaps it was your love being near. Perhaps it was a seismic event. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has put the Inglemoor High School’s monitoring site online. You can see the latest charts and previous ones at:...

Bastyr Withdraws Proposal on St Ed Facility

We learned today that Bastyr University withdrew their proposal to renovate the old seminary building. Below is the official announcement. OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK BUILDING PROPOSAL After careful consideration and months of due diligence, Bastyr University has decided not to move...

Prone to Earthquake? Slide? Liquification?

King County now provides hazard maps and data for flood, dam failure, earthquake, liquefaction, lahar, severe weather, wildfire, and landslide. Click here to view Hazard Maps on King County’s website. The good news is that we are safe from most of these problems but there are landslide areas on Finn...

Bastyr University Approaches State about St Edward Seminary Rehab

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission & Bastyr University are seeking public comments on a proposal to rehabilitate the Saint Edward Park Seminary Building. The following text describes the proposal: “Bastyr University plans to restore and reuse the historic Saint Edward campus...

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