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On Call in Earthquake Country

“We’re amongst people who have had their lives ruined and are in upheaval,”Scott Ashford says. “Even though it’s exciting to see the things we’ve been doing research on in action, you can’t show any of that. It’s an emotional rollercoaster.”

Listening Post

In an underground bunker west of Corvallis, scientists monitor tremors around the world

Wave Action!

Wave machines and miniature towns reveal secrets of tsunamis.

Uncharted Waters

It may come like it did the last time, in the middle of a cold and blustery January night. Suddenly the ground will begin to shake, windows will shatter, bridges collapse, the electricity will go out and parents will frantically try to find a flashlight and dig sleepy kids out of bed, ignore everything else and run – because they know they only have minutes before the water arrives.