Tsunami

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Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan - Tsunami warnings issued

A powerful earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 09:09 UTC (18:09 JST) on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 54 km (33 miles). JMA has issued...

March 20, 2021

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Large landslide on the banks of Knappensee produces 1.5 m (4.9 feet) high tsunami, Germany

A large landslide took place on the banks of man-made Lake Knappensee, Germany on March 11, 2021. The area where the slide took place belongs to an old open cast mining site. The event caused a 1.5 m (4.9 feet) high tsunami which damaged properties in a village on...

March 15, 2021

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Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands - Tsunami warnings issued

Powerful earthquakes are shaking the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on March 4, 2021, including M7.4 at 17:41 UTC, M8.1 at 19:28 (08:28 NZDT, March 5), and M6.1 at 20:25 UTC at depths between 10 and 55 km (6.2 and 34.2 miles). The epicenters are located...

March 04, 2021

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong earthquake registered by GeoNet as M7.2 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand at 13:27 UTC on March 4, 2021 (02:27 LT, March 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 94 km (58 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km,...

March 04, 2021

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Shallow M7.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia - Tsunami Watch in effect

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 13:20 UTC on February 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7. at the same depth. The epicenter was located 415 km (258 miles) E...

February 10, 2021

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Very strong M7.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Greece-Turkey border region, leaving 116 people dead

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Greece-Turkey border region at 11:51 UTC (13:52 LT) on October 30, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

October 30, 2020

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Strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits south of Alaska, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit south of Alaska at 20:54 UTC (12:54 LT) on October 19, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located 91.7 km (56.9 miles) SE of Sand Point (population 1 064) and 929.9 km...

October 19, 2020

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Massive, slumping mountainside in Barry Arm poses risk of catastrophic landslide and mega-tsunami, Alaska

A slow-moving landslide of an entire mountainside in Alaska's Barry Arm area may generate a mega-tsunami if the land suddenly collapses into the narrow fjord. Research findings show that the collapse would generate 11 times more energy and release 16 times more...

October 11, 2020

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Major M7.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. -- tsunami warning issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. at 06:12 UTC on July 22, 2020 (19:12 LT, July 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). EMSC registered it as M7.8 at a depth of 30 km...

July 22, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 15:29 UTC on June 23, 2020, at a depth of 26.3 km (14.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 11.9 km (7.4 miles) SSW of...

June 23, 2020

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Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia

Volcanic tremor at Mount Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, triggered the release of poisonous gas and a 3 m (10 feet) high tsunami at 05:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on Friday, May 29, 2020. A sulfur miner was found dead a day after, local media confirmed. The tremor resulted in...

June 02, 2020

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Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia at 02:49 UTC on March 25, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). FRC GS RAS is...

March 25, 2020

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Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety. Powerful...

March 17, 2020

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Major M7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, followed by M6.1 near Cayman Islands

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit off the southern coast of Cuba at 19:10 UTC (14:10 LT) on January 28, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 125.9...

January 28, 2020

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Massive tsunami as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman 1 000 years ago, research finds

Researchers from the universities of Bonn, Jena, Freiburg, and RWTH Aachen found evidence that a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman a thousand years ago. It is unclear to what extent the Arabian and Eurasian plates get stuck. It is...

November 20, 2019

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia - tsunami warning issued

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 16:17 UTC on November 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 62 km (38 miles). BMKG is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 73 km (45 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of...

November 14, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan - tsunami advisories issued

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.8 hit near the west coast of Honshu, Japan at 13:22 UTC (22:22 JST) on June 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 16.1 km (10 miles). EMSC is...

June 18, 2019