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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - Page updated at 05:07 p.m.
Renovation project to tie down Capitol dome, fix quake damage
When the Nisqually earthquake shook the Capitol, the historic building's dome and the barrel-shaped structure that supports it were just sitting on the main part of the building... [12:00 a.m. Jan. 09, 2003]
Hebrew Academy given $4 million for quake fix
Donors, students, faculty and trustees gathered on the blacktop of the Seattle Hebrew Academy on Capitol Hill yesterday to announce a $4 million grant from the Samis Foundation... [12:00 a.m. Nov. 27, 2002]
Nonprofit group set to purchase historic Cadillac Hotel
The deal has closed to purchase the Cadillac Hotel, a uniquely historic Pioneer Square building that could tell thousands of stories but needs millions of dollars in repairs. After the February 2001... [01:21 a.m. Nov. 13, 2002]
2 hurt in Pioneer Square accident: 1 man loses leg, another injured in wall cave-in
A construction worker lost a leg yesterday when a wall collapsed inside a historic Pioneer Square building under renovation, sending bricks and debris crashing down onto the man... [12:00 a.m. Sep. 17, 2002]
Earthquake alert system might work for Seattle
A major earthquake is about to strike. You have 20 seconds. Now what do you do? It's not such a crazy question. Simple earthquake early-warning systems operate in Mexico and Japan... [12:00 a.m. Aug. 18, 2002]
Bellevue turns away grant for earthquake safety
The federal and state governments want to give Bellevue $745,000 to help brace City Hall against earthquakes. But the city won't take it. While such money might seem like a welcome... [12:00 a.m. Jun. 05, 2002]
It's our fault: Meet the Earth detectives
The mission they have chosen to accept: to explain what most everyone is begging to know — why do earthquakes happen in the Seattle area, and how hard and how often can we expect them? These geologists are essentially Earth detectives, and last year's Nisqually earthquake revealed a smattering of freshly strewn clues for the inquisitive. [02:24 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002]

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One year after the Nisqually quake, what have we learned?
Scientists scrambled to dig up and analyze data after the 6.8 jolt rocked the region; what they found shook some of their most basic assumptions. [02:55 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002]

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Quake exhibit
The Burke Museum at the University of Washington will feature "The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest." The exhibit runs Feb. 28 through Sept. 2 and is aimed at helping people take steps to minimize quake damage. Information: 206-543-5590 or
Photo galleries
Earthquake: The Day After
Earthquake: The Day After

Scenes from the aftermath of Western Washington's earthquake.

The Earthquake

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Maps and graphics
What happened
Measuring the quake's shake
Three kinds of Pacific Northwest earthquakes
Earthquake hazards in the Puget Sound
Viaduct vulnerable
How to make your house earthquake-safe
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UW Seismology and Earthquake information
Project Impact
King County earthquake site

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