Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it’s headed

El Hierro on alert – Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

El Hierro on alert – Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

Indian Ocean tsunami alert system to be tested on Oct 12

Indian Ocean tsunami alert system to be tested on Oct 12

Nearly two dozen countries next Wednesday will take part in a full-scale test of the Indian Ocean’s tsunami alert system, using the 2004 Sumatra quake as the basis for the exercise. Exercise IOWAVE 11 will re-enact the seismic events of December 26, 2004, simulating a

Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands – fear of El Hierro tsunami

Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands – fear of El Hierro tsunami

Intense swarms of tremors beneath one of the volcanic Canary Islands has placed residents of El Hierro on alert for a possible eruption. Spain’s Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) reported the nearly 9,000 seismic movements on the island since July 17 have caused

Swarm of strong earthquakes hits Vanuatu region

Swarm of strong earthquakes hits Vanuatu region

A powerful magnitude 7.5  (7.1 downgrade USGS) earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake, which struck at 3:55 a.m. local time on Sunday (12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday), was centered 63 km (39 miles)