Unprepared: An Oregon Field Guide Special

Examine our region’s vulnerability to a mega-quake. The Pacific Northwest is due for an earthquake as large as any the planet has seen. What are the risks? How can we prepare? This special presentation takes an in-depth look at Oregon’s lack of preparedness and looks to Japan for specific lessons learned from the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck there in 2011.

Oregon Field Guide spent a year-and-a-half probing into the state of Oregon’s preparedness, and found that when it comes to bridges, schools, hospitals, building codes and energy infrastructure, Oregon lags far behind many quake-prone regions of the country. Click here to watch now!

The full documentary is a continuation of the ongoing OPB News series “Unprepared.”