Yesterday afternoon, a magnitude 7.9 temblor smitten in the neighborhood of Picayune Sitkin Island in the westerly share of Alaska's Aleutian Islands concatenation. The temblor occurred at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daytime Clock (4:53 p.m. EST).According to the U.S. Geologic Review, the quake occurred at a profundity of 66.8 miles, or 107.5 kilometers, which is importantly deeper than premature earthquakes in the neighborhood, including an M7.9 quake in 1996 and an M8.7 temblor in 1965. The principal jerking was followed by 21 aftershocks, the largest of which recorded magnitudes of 6.0 and 5.8, severally.The Read more [...]
Solomon Islands experienced a tsunami generated by a large undersea earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. According to the National Department of emergencies, completely destroyed at least one village on the coast.
On Sunday, in the Solomon Islands have been a number of powerful earthquakes measuring 7.2 and 6.5 points, which led to the formation of a three-meter tsunami.
Wave is completely washed away a village on the island of Rendova, where more than 3,600 people. On the island of Tetepare were damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Reports of casualties have been reported yet.
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred on Friday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan, said in a statement posted on the USGS site.
The epicenter of the quake occurred at 23:31 Moscow time, was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Naha in Okinawa at a depth of about ten kilometers. In response to the earthquake in Japan, it was announced a tsunami warning. Japan Meteorological Agency has specified that the warning applies to the islands of Okinawa Prefecture. It is expected that the tsunami waves will not cause any damage.
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Map of Hokkaido
Japanese authorities evacuated 320,000 people from the Pacific coast of the country for fear of a tsunami, reports AFP.
40 minutes after a small (90 centimeters) of the first wave to the Japanese islands came second, the height of which was more than 120 centimeters.
According to the agency, the second wave podtopilo Nemuro port, located on the island of Hokkaido. Flooded, in particular, were warehouses and port territory. Court did not suffer as previously went to the open sea.
Dead and wounded no significant damage to the tsunami also caused. Despite this, Japanese authorities Read more [...]
February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people.
The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people. The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred last night southwest of Sumatra, reports CNN referring to the USGS.
According to the report the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the ocean at a depth of 22 km, 165 km from Sumatra.
Pacific tsunami forecasting cent in turn said that the likelihood of a tsunami is unlikely.
Seismic activity in the Pacific mobile belt, which includes the regions bordering the Pacific Ocean, including the mountains of Kamchatka, Chukotka, North and South America, will last several years, told RIA Novosti on Friday, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Seismology and seismography Tectonics and Geophysics FEB RAS Vladimir Bormotov.According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (Honolulu), March 12, at 17.40 Moscow time in the central Chile earthquake of magnitude 7.2. Hydrographic Service of the Navy announced the country's tsunami threat, the threat was later withdrawn. Strong Read more [...]
In Peru - the collapse of a huge piece of ice in a highland lake caused a veritable tsunami
As a result of falling ice block more than a kilometer in diameter formed wave height c five-story building. Mud flows spilled its banks and covered the nearest village. Three people are still missing, more than a hundred people were injured.
The village is almost completely destroyed, the residents rescued the surviving assets. According to experts, the reason for the tragedy - global warming. Over the past thirty years in Peru melted more than a third of mountain glaciers.
Source: Channel Five
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In the eastern part of Indonesia on Wednesday, June 16, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale. As the AFP with reference to the local authorities in the region declared threat of a tsunami. It is also reported that local residents in a panic to flee their homes.
Clarifies that the tremors recorded in 123 kilometers south-east of the island of Biak, West Papua. Previously, there was an earthquake of 6.2 points.
According to local residents, tremors were felt for about 40 seconds. Information on casualties or damage were reported.
Seismologists lifted a tsunami warning in Indonesia
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The earthquake of a magnitude of 7.2 occurred on Sunday off the coast of the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Tremors were recorded at 13:04 UTC (coordinated universal time 17:04 GMT). The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 114 kilometers to the East of the city Kandrian. The earthquake was at a depth of 57 km.
About the victims and the damage is not reported, the threat of a tsunami yet.
In mid-June at the North-Western coast of the island of New Guinea has been a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which killed Read more [...]
The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.3 occurred on Monday in the Pacific ocean not far from the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Tremors were registered in 22.28 local time (17.28 time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 115 km to the East of the island of Ishigaki. The earthquake at a depth of 35.9 km.
It is reported about the possibility of a tsunami. Assessment of meteorologists, the height of the waves can be up to 50 centimeters.
About the victims and the extent of damage no data available.
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September 10, 2013. The problem tsunami relevant for countries of the Pacific and Indian oceans, this issue this week to discuss scientists from all over the world in Vladivostok. How acute this problem is development and what is being done in the region to prevent the tragedy, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, the Deputy head of the Center tsunami Pamidronate Eugene Primakov.
Scientists from 19 countries of the basins of the Pacific and Indian oceans this week for the first time gathered in Vladivostok at the meeting of the intergovernmental coordination group for UNESCO for the tsunami warning system Read more [...]
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September 28, 2013. Scientists from the National Institute of water and atmospheric research New Zealand warned that the country's capital, Wellington, in the event of an earthquake of a magnitude of at least 7 is threatened by a powerful tsunami.
Tremors of such force will cause a massive landslide in the canyon, which is located at the bottom of the cook Strait 10 km from the coastal areas of the city. Coming off the ground as a time and can cause a wave that will descend on the capital in 12 minutes after the earthquake.Geologist Josh, Mountjoy indicates that about once in 100 years in Read more [...]
In Chile recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1Powerful tremors were felt in Central and southern parts of the country. People in panic fled their homes. At this moment reports of victims there. However, it is known that there were shortages of supply in some areas is not working telephone.
In memory of Chileans still fresh memories of the last strong earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8. It happened in February 2010. Then as a result of the disaster killed more than 500 people, more than 2 million were left without a roof over your head.
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The 2004 tsunami in South-East Asia is considered one of the worst natural disasters in history. Photo Reuters
The earthquake of 26 December 2004, with an epicenter in the Indian ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra followed by a giant tsunami caused the deaths of more than 155 thousand people. And not only in Indonesia but also throughout Southeast Asia and even in Africa.
The tsunami in Southeast Asia, almost all experts believe one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. Caused it underwater earthquake of magnitude 9 on the Richter scale - the most powerful over the past Read more [...]
The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale, occurred on Friday morning in the Indonesian province of Moluccas, did not possess sufficient force to cause a tsunami, told RIA Novosti in the National administration of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics (OMCG).
The tremor's epicenter was located at 192 km North-West of the city Saumlaki on the Islands Tanimbar. Its center was located at a depth of 159 kilometers under the sea surface and the Gang.Warning about the possibility of a tsunami has not been announced, said the employee NUMCH GMOs. Due to the fact that the earthquake Read more [...]
Merapi volcano ejects clouds of thick smoke, Indonesia. (Clara Prima / AFP - Getty Images)
After the earthquake on Monday on the coast of Sumatra and other Indonesian Islands was hit by the tsunami, which washed away entire villages and killed hundreds of people. Less than a day has been the eruption of mount Merapi, in which thousands of residents had to evacuate the slopes of the mountains, where their home was located. According to the latest data, the number of victims of the tsunami and eruption exceeded 400 people. The Islands of Indonesia are part of the Pacific \"ring of Fire\", so such Read more [...]