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<p>Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.</p> <p>A new report released Thursday focuses on areas of the Gorge that are highly susceptible to ...
Filed under: Disasters & Failures
<p>ROWENA, Ore. – Landslide debris is blocking the Historic Columbia River Highway (Highway 30) near Rowena Loop, the Oregon Dept. of Transportation said.<br />The slide, reported on Monday afternoon, is about 200 feet long and 125 feet wide.</p>
<p>A road in Oregon has crumbled away after a huge sinkhole opened up on the other side of the road of where a sinkhole appeared last month, according to police.</p>
<p>EUGENE — State transportation officials say landslide repairs on Oregon Highway 42 could cost $5 million.</p> <p>The Register Guard reports that it could take months to repair the roadway, which was damaged Dec. 23 in a slide that sent soil and rocks ...
Filed under: Construction News
<p>Four years ago, on March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan. It unleashed a tsunami that savaged the country. Around 16,000 people died, and the material damage is estimated to have been about $300 billion. The disaster caught the ...