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Tonga Is Hit By Powerful Cyclone Tonga Is Hit By Powerful Cyclone

A powerful storm has hit the archipelago of Tonga on Saturday. Authorities are calling that storm Cyclone Ian, and it hit the islands with gusts of winds topping 178 mph, putting it in category five, the most severe type of …

Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning
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Yahoo News tells us that eastern Japan has felt a strong rumble registering at a 5.5 magnitude early this morning, but thankfully no tsunami threats, serious damage or nuclear damage have been reported. This has been the ninth earthquake this …

Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State

For anyone that lives in an earthquake zone knows, when that ground starts rocking and rolling, it can be terrifying. The feeling of nowhere to go to escape – can be overwhelming. But, when Central Oklahoma experienced a 4.5 magnitude …

Oklahoma Earthquake Surprises Arcadia Residents Oklahoma Earthquake Surprises Arcadia Residents

An earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude has shaken Central Oklahoma this Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded shortly after 12 noon just southeast of Lake Arcadia which is seven miles east of Edmond, 9 miles north, northwest …

Iran Earthquake Hits Thursday, At Least 7 Killed Iran Earthquake Hits Thursday, At Least 7 Killed

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Iran on Thursday, at about 5:21 pm local time, killing at least seven as of the most recent reporting. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles northeast of the city of Bushehr, which is the location …

Ohio Earthquake Shakes Things Up Ohio Earthquake Shakes Things Up
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A 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Ohio today and alarmed residents. The earthquake took place near Nelsonville, Ohio, a small town just North of Athens and East of Columbus. It took place at 12:59 p.m. and was felt throughout southern Ohio …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis
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An earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on October 25, 2013, measuring a magnitude of 7.1 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. According to local Tokyo time, the earthquake hit at 2:10 a.m. and produced tsunamis at four …

Phillippines Earthquake – Death Toll Rising Phillippines Earthquake – Death Toll Rising

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing over 90 people. Cebu and Bohol were two of the areas that were hit the hardest by the earthquake and the following aftershocks and were also the areas where to …

Philippines Earthquake: Death Toll Now at 85 Philippines Earthquake: Death Toll Now at 85

The death toll from a deadly earthquake that struck the Philippines at 8:12 am local time, has risen from an initial count of 6 to 85 dead. The quake hit near Balilihan, a town of about 18,000 people on Bohol, …

Earthquake In Greece, Magnitude Over 6 Earthquake In Greece, Magnitude Over 6
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Crete, in the southern part of Greece, was the recent site of an earthquake that measured a magnitude of greater than six on the Richter scale, which uses seismic energy to determine the actual amplitude or motion of the ground. …

Balochistan Pakistan Home To Powerful Earthquake Balochistan Pakistan Home To Powerful Earthquake

On Tuesday afternoon, a strong earthquake blew through Balochistan. 328 people have died while more than 400 people are injured and about half of those are in critical condition. According to The Telegraph, “The doctor in charge of the largest …

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and …

Alaska Earthquake Hits Small Towns Alaska Earthquake Hits Small Towns
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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the small towns of the Aleutian Islands on Friday.The earthquake occured in a seismically active region, and produced aftershocks of up to 5.2 magnitude. Even though the area is known to have earthquakes now and …

New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake
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New Zealand, which has been experiencing a rash of earthquakes in recent days, was hit by the largest so far Sunday. The quake, which occurred around midnight eastern time, was at first reported as registering at 6.9, but that figure …

Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred in the Aceh reagion at the northern end of the island, around 34 miles from the city of Bireun. …

Washington: 4.3 Earthquake Hits Near Leavenworth Washington: 4.3 Earthquake Hits Near Leavenworth
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A small earthquake hit central Washington on Wednesday evening. The 4.3 magnitude quake hit at around 7:45 pm local time. It was centered around 16 miles from Leavenworth, Washington – 117 miles from the state capital of Olympia. Though the …

5.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Italy 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Italy

Just two days after a small 4.6 magnitude earthquake gently shook Lima, Peru, a mid-sized 5.1 magnitude earthquake has now shaken northern Italy. The quake occurred at around 12:30 local time on Friday and was centered one mile from the …

Lima, Peru Shaken by Small Earthquake Lima, Peru Shaken by Small Earthquake

The capital of Peru was shaken Tuesday night by a relatively small earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a mild magnitude of 4.6. The epicenter of the quake was around 22 miles (35km) off the coast of …

Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawaii’s Big Island this week. The rumble occurred at around 2 pm local time, and hit just 34 miles off the southeastern coast of Pahala, Hawaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents throughout …

8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported 8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported
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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part …