The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open an exhibit in March featuring a slice of a Japanese dock ripped loose during an earthquake and tsunami and washed up ashore near Newport last year.
A museum official says the exhibit is a reminder that a similar earthquake and tsunami could happen in the Northwest.
The Salem Statesman Journal reports the exhibit will open March 10 at the Newport facility operated by Oregon State University. The quake struck on March 11, 2011.
The exhibit includes a tsunami interpretive trail that starts at the center and highlights an evacuation route to higher ground for employees, residents and visitors to Newport's South Beach peninsula.