Tsunami

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Tsunami travels 200 m (650 feet) inland, damages a school and wipes out 2 homes, Vanuatu

A tsunami caused by M7.5 earthquake near the coast of New Caledonia on December 5, 2018, hit Vanuatu, damaging a school and wiping out two homes. According to the owner of a tour company on nearby Mystery Island, Benie Masauvakalo, a surge of water moved inland but...

December 06, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits New Caledonia, tsunami waves observed

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit south of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 04:18 UTC on December 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the...

December 05, 2018

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Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Anchorage, Alaska at 17:29 UTC (08:29 AKST) on November 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.9 km (25.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 31 km (19.2 miles). The quake was...

November 30, 2018

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Major tsunami hits Indonesia after shallow M7.5 earthquake, more than 1 700 killed

A major tsunami struck parts of Indonesia after powerful M7.5 earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi at 10:02 UTC (17:02 local time). The quake followed M6.1 earthquake at 07:00 UTC in which at least 1 person lost its life and 10 others were injured. Numerous...

September 28, 2018

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi, major tsunami in Palu and Donggala, Indonesia

Very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia at 10:02 UTC (18:02 WITA) on September 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). BMKG is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km, EMSC M7.4 at the...

September 28, 2018

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Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit...

July 17, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits New Britain, P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale hit New Britain region of Papua New Guinea at 21:25 UTC on March 29, 2018. USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 60 (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a...

March 29, 2018

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Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings

A massive earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit the Gulf of Alaska at 09:31 UTC on January 23, 2018 (00:31 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Tsunami warnings, watches...

January 23, 2018

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 (downgraded from M7.3) hit near the coast of central Peru at 09:18 UTC (04:18 local time) on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth...

January 14, 2018

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Major M7.6 earthquake hits off the coast of Honduras, small tsunami observed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.6 hit north of Honduras at 02:51 UTC on January 10, 2018 (20:51 local time, January 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reported M7.6 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Minor...

January 10, 2018

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Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4...

November 19, 2017

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Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 - 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21...

November 01, 2017

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake off the coast of New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.0 hit southeast of New Caledonia at 00:42 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles), EMSC M6.7 at...

October 31, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami generated

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as 8.1 (upgraded from M8.0) hit near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 04:49 UTC on September 8, 2017 (23:49 local time, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 69.7 km (43.3 miles). A red alert for shaking-related...

September 08, 2017

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Small tsunami hits Caribbean Colombia, underwater landslide likely cause

Colombian General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) reports an unusual rise in sea level (50 cm / 1.6 feet) took place around 13:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on July 19, 2017, causing flooding in different parts of the coast near Santa Marta on the country's Caribbean...

July 27, 2017

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Deadly M6.7 earthquake hits Greece - Turkey border region, triggers a tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Dodecanese Islands, Greece - western Turkey border region at 22:31 UTC on July 20, 2017 (01:31 local time, July 21), triggering a small tsunami. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

July 21, 2017

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Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 23:34 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a shallow depth of 11 km (6.8 miles.) This is the 4th earthquake in this area since M6.2 at 11:05 UTC today. It was...

July 18, 2017