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In 2011, a massive tsunami hit the Japanese coast, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damage and thousands of casualties. Almost everyone was completely taken by surprise by the onslaught. Someone who wasn’t surprised was Koji Minoura, a Japanese paleontologist who had figured out this was going to happen years in advance. How did […]
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A tsunami warning is in effect for southeast and south Alaska, including the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, as well as British Columbia in Canada. A tsunami watch is in effect for California, Oregon and Washington, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.
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 10 km (6.2 miles). Tsunami warnings and watches are in effect. The epicenter was located 260.2 km…… Read more »
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 10 km (6.2 miles). A tsunami watch is in effect for the state of Hawaii. The epicenter was located…… Read more »
Strong M6.3 earthquake hits near Putre, Chile – roads cut off by landslides – no tsunami warning along the coast
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile on January 21, 2018 (UTC) 76km south of Putre, Chile at a depth of 110.8 km (68.9 miles). The quake struck at 10:06 p.m. local time Saturday. The epicenter in Tarapaca was 47 miles east of the city of Putre, and 73 […]
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake off eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of possible 3m (10ft) waves.The quake struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT, Monday), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.The depth of the quake was estimated to be around 11km (7 miles).In 2011, a large tsunami caused by a quake destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant.Broadcaster NHK said Tokyo Electric Power was checking the plant for damage.
Japan has lifted the tsunami advisories issued after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast.
The quake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday), triggering initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. The waves which eventually hit the coast were much smaller.
Thousands were asked to evacuate the area and minor injuries were reported.
An earthquake and tsunami struck the area in 2011 killing 18,000 people.
That quake, one of the most powerful ever recorded, also caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a massive clean-up operation is still going on.
Officials have said there is no sign of damage to the plant this time.
The US Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said in its latest update that no tsunami damage is expected, although there may be slight changes to the sea level.
Breaking: Tsunami of 60 cm reaches Fukushima coast after earthquake – NHK | 21 Nov 2016 | A 60 cm (2 foot) tsunami had been observed at Fukushima’s Onahama Port and a 90 cm (3 foot) tsunami at Soma soon after, public broadcaster NHK said. The region is the same that was devastated by a tsunami following a massive earthquake in 2011. A tsunami warning of up to 3 meters (10 feet) has been issued.