The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometers below the sea.
WATCH: Tsunami In Tonga After Massive Underwater Volcano Eruption | OTV News
The earthquake previously triggered a tsunami warning, but it was lifted about two hours later.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake An earthquake struck in the central part of the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
Bhubaneswar: To provide a major impetus to disaster management in Odisha, the State Government will install Early Warning Systems (EWS) to caution people about arrival of major natural calamities like tsunami and cyclone. Chief Secretary A P Padhi on Friday directed the officials of the Revenue and Disaster Management department to ensure installation of the […]
Jakarta: Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami. On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843. It is thought that volcanic activity set off […]
Noumea (New Caledonia): A 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, prompting warnings that tsunami waves of up to three metres can reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km on Wednesday, with its epicentre 168 km east-south-east of Tadine, a town on […]
Jakarta: The death toll from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island last month has risen to 2,045, authorities said on Wednesday. Nearly 5,000 people were estimated to be missing. The National Agency for Disaster Management said in a press conference that 1,636 were killed in Palu, the worst hit in […]
Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll to 2,010 from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi island on September 28. The official number of missing remained 671 while it is feared that 5,000 people could be still buried under the rubble, reports Efe news. The majority of the victims, 1,601, […]
Jakarta: Relief aid started arriving in the more remote areas of Sulawesi island in Indonesia following last week’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left at least 1,500 people dead, the Red Cross said on Saturday. Assistance was being provided by local authorities and non-governmental organisations in Donggala and other cut off areas such as […]
Palu (Indonesia): Indonesian authorities today raised the death toll to 1,234 in the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi island last week. The twin disasters on Friday left the coastal city of Palu and the adjoining areas in ruins. Authorities said tens of thousands of people were growing increasingly desperate for food, fuel […]
Jakarta: Indonesian authorities will begin on Monday mass burials for hundreds of people killed in an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that hit the Sulawesi island on September 28, as search and rescue efforts continued to find more victims and survivors. The spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said […]
Jakarta: The death toll from Indonesia’s strong quakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province soared to 832 on Sunday as lack of rescuers and vast stretches of land hard to access hampered search and rescue efforts, a government official said here. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the toll could rise into the thousands as the […]
Jakarta: A tsunami struck off coastal areas near the Talisa beach off Indonesia’s central province of Sulawesi, leaving at least five people missing and scores of houses destroyed, said officials today. “One family in one house, five people, were missing after tsunami swept the house. The tsunami also damaged scores of houses,” an official told […]
Jakarta: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Monday, sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometres (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometres north northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS. There […]