Tsunami

Massive M7.4 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (upgraded from M7.3) hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:59 UTC on November 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 (downgraded from M7.3)...

November 21, 2016

Extremely dangerous M7.8 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand at 11:02 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). A...

November 13, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of North Island, New Zealand at 16:37 UTC on September 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles). New Zealand's GeoNet is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 55...

September 01, 2016

Massive M7.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.3 hit Vanuatu at 19:33 UTC on April 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles). EMSC reports M7.0 at a depth...

April 28, 2016

Massive M7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, more than 640 people killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 (upgraded from M7.4) hit Ecuador at 23:58 (18:58 local time) on April 16, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

April 17, 2016

Alaska's massive 2015 Icy Bay landslide triggered localized megatsunami

After a period of heavy rains, about 200 million metric tons of rock tumbled down a remote Southeast Alaska mountain. The massive landslide, lasting about 60 seconds, occurred on October 17, 2015, and landed on the toe of Tyndall Glacier and into Taan Fiord in Icy...

April 10, 2016

New research suggest reevaluation of earthquake and tsunami hazards around Pacific Rim

A new research based on the fieldwork conducted in Alaska's Aleutian Islands indicates a section of the Aleutian Subduction Zone fault could generate a large earthquake, strong enough to produce a large tsunami across the Pacific to Hawaii. New data can aid the...

January 15, 2016

Aftermath of devastating M8.3 Chile earthquake: 12 dead, 1 million evacuated, more aftershocks expected

A powerful M8.3 earthquake hit near the coast of central Chile at 22:54 UTC on Wednesday, September 16 and produced a tsunami which affected the entire Pacific basin. Tsunami warnings have been issued along the coasts of Chile, State of California, Hawai'i Island, N

September 18, 2015

Massive, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck Chile

Powerful, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck NW of Iquique, Chile on April 01, 2014 at 23:46 UTC. USGS repored depth of 20 km (12.5 miles). EMSC is also reporting M 8.2 at depth of 20 km. The epicenter was located at

April 02, 2014

Mild tsunami disrupted daily life on Hawaii

A mild tsunami hit Hawaii late Saturday after a powerful earthquake off the west coast of Canada, forcing a state-wide evacuation but apparently failing to cause major damage. Shortly after, forecasters at Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted a tsunami

October 29, 2012

Australia designs an advanced tsunami warning system

In the coming months, scientists in Geoscience Australia will activate the country’s highly advanced tsunami warning system which will allow scientists to make accurate predictions on both when tsunamis may happen and on where they may hit.According to scientists,

August 09, 2012

Japan earthquake and tsunami disturbed upper atmosphere (animation)

March 11, 2011 earthquake that hit Japan and generated massive tsunami, disturbed upper atmosphere in a way that was detectable by GPS receivers. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology created excellent animation of event.Embedded

July 09, 2012

Indonesia massive M8.6 earthquake the largest non-damaging earthquake ever measured?

A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled. The 8.6 quake struck about 435 km (270 miles) southwest (215°) of Banda Aceh, the capital

April 11, 2012

Two massive earthquakes M8+ and many strong aftershocks out of the Sumatra coast, Indonesia

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 500 km out of the coast of Sumatra, another area which was also very hard hit in 2004 is India’s Andaman Islands. The second massive quake has been decreased to 8.2 by USGS and it has to be seen as a massive aftershock. Many

April 11, 2012

Tracking Japan's tsunami debris

After devastating tsunami on March 11 2011, the Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the event. Estimates are that about 70 % sunk to the seafloor and 1.5 million tons left floating. More than a year later, the debris from that

April 05, 2012

Deep sea floor topography can deflect and amplify tsunami waves

The topography of the seafloor near the coast plays a major role in determining how large tsunami waves become and what places get hit harder than others. Scientists had suspected that the same phenomenon might also take place in the deep ocean, where seamounts

March 15, 2012

Japan – one year after the mega quake - more than 19000 lives lost, 1.2 million buildings damaged, $574 billion...

Be it scalar weapon attack, mini nukes in fracture zones or natural occurence the Great Tohoku earthquake or 3/11 Japan earthquake and tsunami generated by it made enormous material damage, took many lives and still threatens to take many more.One year after the

March 12, 2012