Largest Earthquake Since 1873 Strikes Klamath Falls
A Western Oregon University study after the quake cited a state report that warned many Klamath County schools and public safety buildings could collapse in another large earthquake. The study acknowledged that Klamath Falls had made “some progress … by enacting a dangerous building ordinance and retrofitting some buildings.” A regional geologist for Southwest Oregon was quoted as saying he was watching football in a Roseburg hotel room when the quake hit. He said, “I remember the Denver Broncos were playing, because John Elway got tackled, then I felt the hotel shake. I thought, ‘That was a pretty good tackle!’
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