Tsunami

Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits off Chile’s Valparaiso

Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits off Chile’s Valparaiso

Following a series of moderate to strong earthquakes on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017, a powerful M6.9 earthquake hit the region at 21:38 UTC (18:39 local time) on April 24. USGS is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 13.2 km (8.2 miles). The USGS has issued a yellow alert for ...

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Major M7.9 earthquake hits Bougainville Island, PNG

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 04:30 UTC on January 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 136 km (84.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.9 at a depth of 200 km (124 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 41.7 km (25.9 miles) WNW ...

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits south of Fiji, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 (downgraded from M7.2) hit south of Fiji at 21:51 UTC on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Tsunami warnings have been issued. According to the USGS, the ...

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Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami possible

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 10:51 UTC on December 17, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 103.2 km (64 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 95 km (59 miles). Tsunami is possible along some coasts of Papua New Guinea. Powerful ...

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Massive M7.8 earthquake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami waves forecast

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 17:38 UTC (04:38 local time) on December 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 41 km (25.4 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M8.1 at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). USGS initially reported M8.0. The epicenter was located 68.2 km ...

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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) at a depth of 11.4 km (7 miles). Tsunami warnings are in place for ...

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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 tsunami warning has been issued. “People near the eastern coast of ...

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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 km (34.1 miles). Tsunami warning was issued, waves reached 30 cm ...

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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 of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS, the ...

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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). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 27 km (16.8 miles) SSE of Muisne, ...

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