oregon cap to conduct major exercise this weekend
from salem-news: The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a major area wide multi-scenario training exercise this weekend, with aircraft and ground teams operating out of the Aurora State Airport north of Salem. The exercise, which will focus on scenarios involving air search and rescue, will employ the use of at least six aircraft and over 50 personnel from around the state and will be operating from the CAP’s Northern Command Center at the Aurora airport.
mysterious earthquakes off oregon coast
from ap: Scientists listening to underwater microphones have detected an unusual swarm of earthquakes off central Oregon, something that often happens before a volcanic eruption – except there are no volcanoes in the area. Scientists don’t know exactly what the earthquakes mean, but they could be the result of molten rock rumbling away from the recognized earthquake faults off Oregon, said Robert Dziak, a geophysicist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Oregon State University. There have been more than 600 quakes over the past 10 days in a basin 150 miles southwest of Newport. The biggest was magnitude 5.4, and two others were more than magnitude 5.0, OSU reported.