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Tag: Tsunami

7.3 Magnitude Quake Hits North Japan, Tsunami Alert Issued

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometers below the sea.

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7.4-Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Minor Tsunami Detected
7.4-Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Minor Tsunami Detected

The earthquake previously triggered a tsunami warning, but it was lifted about two hours later.

6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Sea Of Japan, No Tsunami Warning So Far

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).

Tsunami Watch For NZ, Fiji After Massive Undersea Quake

Wellington: A tsunami warning was issued after a massive undersea earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck a region between Australia and Fiji and north of New Zealand, according to authorities. “Hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts. Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 metres above the tide level are possible for some […]

Odisha Becomes First State To Get 'Tsunami Ready' Tag

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has become the first state in the Indian Ocean region to get two coastal villages ‘tsunami ready’, said an official on Thursday. This also makes the country to become the first in the Indian Ocean region to achieve the honour. Venkatraipur (Boxipalli) village of Rangeilunda block under Ganjam district and Noliasahi village of […]

6.6-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no tsunami warning

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, authorities said on Monday, adding that no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at 11.58 p.m. on Sunday with the epicentre 64 km southwest of Bolaang Mongondow Selatan district and a depth of 95 km under the sea bed, Xinhua […]

2 Killed In Philippines Earthquake

Manila: At least two people were killed and over 300 others injured in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake which struck Cotabato province in Philippines on Tuesday, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the inland tremor, which struck at 9.04 a.m. local time hit at a depth of 7 km, about 25 km […]

Rare fish sightings in Japan raise quake, tsunami fears

Tokyo: Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, the media reported on Saturday. On Friday, two oarfish were discovered after being caught in fishing nets off the Toyama […]

Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

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 […]

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

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 […]

'Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia after Krakatoa eruption, 222 killed

Jakarta (Indonesia): During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 222 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing ashore and sweeping away people attending a beach concert along with hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. More […]

Tsunami alert issued after a 7.5-magnitude quake

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 […]

Indonesia quake, tsunami toll climbs to 2,045

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 […]

Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 2,010

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, […]

Indonesia quake, tsunami: Aid reaches remote areas

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 […]

1,234 people dead in Indonesia quake, tsunami

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 […]

Indonesia to begin mass burials for earthquake, tsunami victims

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 […]

Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami soars to 832

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 […]

5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia after strong quakes

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 […]

People sit on the roof of a house after Cyclone Phailin hit Brahmapur town
Govt to set up EWS for disasters by Aug 15

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 […]

Odisha govt urges IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up coastal observatory centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up a coastal observatory and innovation centre for climate change as the state is vulnerable to natural calamities like flood, cyclone and tsunami. For the purpose, the government has decided to transfer 40 acres of land at Laudigaon in Ganjam district free of cost to IIT, […]

Tsunami warning following quake in Papua New Guinea

Sydney: A tsunami warning was issued following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck 150 km south of Papua New Guinea today. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 5.6 degrees south latitude and 152.1 degrees east longitude. It issued a “hazardous” alert within […]