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8.2 magnitude shallow earthquake strikes off Alaska’s coast, brief tsunami warning issued

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast on Wednesday night. It was the strongest ever recorded since 1964. The very strong quake was located about 91km east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15pm on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 46.7km the earthquake is considered shallow. “This event was felt throughout […]

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7.2 magnitude Earthquake jolts Japan, triggers brief tsunami warning

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of Ishinomaki, a city located just 65 miles from Fukushima, the site of a devastating 9.0 magnitude quake 10 years ago. Latest information from USGS shows the earthquake has a depth of 54 kilometers. A tsunami warning was issued earlier Saturday but has now been downgraded […]

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New Zealand: Powerful earthquakes trigger brief tsunami warning, mass evacuation

Three powerful earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand triggered a brief tsunami warning, forcing evacuation orders for hundreds of residents. The national emergency agency warned of a tsunami threat along the east coast. There were reports of chaos in some towns as hundreds of people tried to reach higher ground. The three earthquakes all […]

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7.7 magnitude earthquake undersea triggers brief tsunami warning in South Pacific

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck undersea in the South Pacific on Thursday triggering tsunami warnings in the region that were later cancelled, no reports of damage were reported. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake’s epicentre was 417 km east of Tadine, a town in the French territory of New Caledonia, and […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, triggers mini-tsunami. Scores injured.

A powerful earthquake caused chaos in Turkey and Greece. Land near Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos shook destroying a number of houses. 7.0 magnitude tremor was centred off Turkey’s Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 10km and […]

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7.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Aleutian Peninsula, triggering tsunami and evacuations

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Sand Point, Alaska triggering a tsunami, Scott Langley with the National Tsunami Warning Center said on Monday afternoon. Langley said the tsunami sent two waves, each measuring 4 feet, 3 inches high. The center is monitoring harbors in a 500-mile area along the Alaska coastline, he said. Tsunami advisories issued […]

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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska Triggering Brief Tsunami Alert

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, triggering a brief tsunami warning for areas 200 miles of the epicentre. The quake hit 500 miles southwest of Anchorage, and around 60 miles south-southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, the US Geological Survey said. “Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters … hazardous tsunami […]

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Tsunami alarms triggered after 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Russia’s Kuril islands

Residents in the northern part of Russia’s Kuril Islands remain under threat from tsunami after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast, but emergency services reported small waves and no casualties or damage. Meteorological authorities in Japan issued no tsunami alerts while U.S. authorities cancelled a warning for Hawaii after the earthquake hit near […]

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Indonesia Tsunami – Search For Survivors

The saturday’s tsunami death toll reached 281, Indonesian rescuers are desperate to search for survivors after the a volcano triggered a tsunami.  More than thousand people were injured, and over 50 are still missing. Tens and hundreds of houses, hotels, and shops were destroyed by the waves. The tsunami hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the […]