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Tsunami warning for New Zealand after 7.7 quake

A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and Tonga after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of the Kermadec Islands at 7:03 a.m. local time Thursday (3:03 p.m. ET Wednesday.) The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially reported the quake had a magnitude of 7.9, but that was…

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes Japan, tsunami advisories issued

UPDATE: Tsunami warnings have been canceled TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 shook the northeast of Japan late on Thursday, and a tsunami warning was issued for the coast already devastated by last month’s massive quake and the tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant. No damage…

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after quake off Java

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s quake agency on Monday issued a tsunami warning after a 7.1 magnitude quake struck at about 300 kilometres (186 miles) off Cilacap on the south coast of Java island. The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said. (Reporting by Telly Nathalia; Editing…

Northern Japan hit by 6.5 magnitude quake, no reported damage

TOKYO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted northern Japan on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning that was later lifted. There were no reports of damage. Japanese broadcasterNHK said a 50-cm tsunami wave had been expected to reach the shores of Miyagi prefecture, hit hard by the March 11 earthquake…

Over 25 killed in Myanmar quake: officials

YANGON – At least 25 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed when a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near the Thai border, officials from both countries said Friday. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China…

Quake moved Japan by 8 feet: USGS

WASHINGTON — Japan’s recent massive earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, appears to have moved the island by about eight feet (2.4 meters), the US Geological Survey said. “That’s a reasonable number,” USGS seismologist Paul Earle told AFP. “Eight feet, that’s certainly going to be in the ballpark.” Friday’s…

Quake causes many injuries in Japan, tsunami

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 7.9 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing “many injuries,” at least one fire and triggering a 10-meter (30-ft) tsunami warning, NHK television and witnesses reported. The public broadcaster showed black smoke billowing from a…

Deaths reported as major quake hits New Zealand

WELLINGTON – Multiple deaths were reported as a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch in New Zealand Tuesday, toppling buildings, igniting fires and sending panicked people rushing into the streets. The widespread damage came from a shallow lunch-time tremor in a city of 340,000 still recovering from a powerful quake in…

Scientists: Haiti facing even more powerful quakes in the future

Haiti and its neighbors must prepare themselves for more massive quakes after the devastating tremors this week increased pressure along a lengthy fault line, scientists warned Friday. Paul Mann, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, warned that just because the…

Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes ‘catastrophe of major proportions’ in Haiti

A huge quake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti Tuesday toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic, officials and AFP witnesses said. “I think it’s really a catastrophe of major proportions,” Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Raymond Alcide Joseph, told CNN television. A local doctor…

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