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Read about Tsunami Quests in The Daily Astorian

National Preparedness Feature

try a tsunami Quest

Spark discussion, have fun, and practice walking an evacuation route by going on one or more of the FIVE available Tsunami Quests. Choose from Bandon, Charleston, Newport, Warrenton, and Astoria. Each location is unique and has something new to consider.

  • Bandon Tsunami Quest
  • Charleston Tsunami Quest
  • Fort Stevens State Park Tsunami Quest
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum Quest in Astoria
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center Tsunami Quest in Newport (see below)


HMSC Tsunami Quest

Newport (60 minutes): Learn all about earthquake and tsunami safety at the coast as you follow the clues and practice evacuating to high ground. Seventh graders created this Quest at Newport Middle School and helped you make your way from the HMSC Visitor Center to "Safe Haven Hill." Download the HMSC Tsunami Quest


HMSC Nature Trail Quest

Newport (45 minutes): Explore the salt marsh and mudflat habitats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary. The trail offers beautiful views and lots of opportunities to observe birds and other estuarine inhabitants. Your journey begins at the HMSC Nature Trail entrance located between the Oregon Coast Aquarium and HMSC's back gate. Download the HMSC Nature Trail Quest * [HTML]