Oregon sits near the seismically active Cascadia Subduction Zone. The geologic record tells us that this subduction zone has caused massive, localized quakes and tsunamis at fairly regular intervals.

Working with state and federal agencies and organizational partners, Oregon Sea Grant is helping prepare coastal communities for seismic disasters. We even came up with the now-familiar blue and white Tsunami Hazard Zone logo seen on signs along the Oregon Coast Highway and worldwide.

Community resources

  • NEW Earthquake and Tsunami Community Disaster Cache Planning Guide - A community disaster cache is a stock of supplies designed to support a local population in its response to a disaster. This guide goes through the design, implementation, maintenance, and deployment steps needed to develop a successful and sustainable cache.




Cait Goodwin, STEM Communication and Quests

Cait works out of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. She helps communities learn about tsunami preparedness through the tsunami quests, which are clue-driven scavenger hunts.