All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tsunami’

Tsunami Warning After Indonesia Quake Cancelled

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit at 10:31 am Saturday morning, local time, off the coast of the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, prompting the issue of a tsunami warning, which was later called off. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 29 miles, with the epicenter being roughly 83 miles northwest of Kota Ternate. The …

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Tsunami In Japan Is Not Happening After 5.6 Earthquake

Even though buildings in Tokyo were shaking because of the latest 5.6 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday, no Tsunami warning was sounded. That’s because experts in Japan were positive a tsunami was not going to happen. And it didn’t happen. “There was no abnormality in our monitoring at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake. Also, we have …

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Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake In Alaska

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Aleutian Islands after a strong earthquake struck Alaska on Monday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 12:38 p.m. and measured an 8.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island. The tsunami warning was issued shortly after the earthquake was reported and within …

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Alaska Earthquake Of 7.9 Magnitude Prompts Tsunami Warning

On Monday, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. Reports say that the earthquake struck at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks – the first one with a 6.0 magnitude and the second one with a 5.8 magnitude, both occurring several minutes after the quake. Four hours after the main earthquake, another …

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Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. The initial quake hit at 23:46 UTC off the coast of Chile, and …

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Chile Earthquake Evacuees Return Home

Citizens of the Chilean city of Iquique were permitted to return home Wednesday morning, after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 earthquake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. Similar sized waves were also reported in the coastal towns Pisagua and Arica. The death toll so far due to the quake is six. According to officials, one firefighter and one …

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Chile Earthquake Rocks Country Sunday

CNN tells us that a 6.7- magnitude earthquake hit Chile’s Pacific coast Sunday for their first earthquake of the year. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was felt within 60 kilometers with a depth of 20 kilometers. Thankfully, there was only minor reported damage with no deaths; 100,000 people were directed to briefly evacuate coastal areas before the …

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California Earthquake And Japan’s 3 Year Anniversary

So, California had an earthquake Sunday. Earthquakes aren’t really “news” for the Golden State. They’re just a natural event that happens because these huge slabs (called tectonic plates) of rock below our feet are constantly playing a game like Jenga, where sometimes the edges slip and crack. That sends off these waves we occasionally end up feeling. California just happens …

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Fukushima Radiation to Reach U.S. Coast This Year

The day the tsunamis hit Japan, which would eventually cause the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, will remain etched into my brain for a long time. I was frantically woken up by my mother on March 11, 2011; she ushered me to the television, where I saw footage of the damage that made my heart leap into my throat. I hurried to …

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Puerto Rico Earthquake – 6.4-Magnitude Rattles The Country

A strong earthquake hit Puerto Rico after midnight on Sunday, the quake was centered in the Atlantic Ocean. The epicenter was approximately 35 miles north of Hatillo, and 17 miles deep according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has reported that there is a possibility of a widespread tsunami, but it is not …

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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 cyclone. Ian created a path of destruction as it hit the string of islands, flattening homes and killing one person, …

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Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning

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 month. Although always frightening, the citizens of Japan are likely breathing a sigh of relief– this earthquake did not cause …

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