RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

State Of Emergency Declared In Oklahoma After Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

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A state of emergency was declared in Pawnee, Oklahoma, after a record-tying magnitude 5.6 earthquake — which could be felt as far as Chicago — rattled the county Saturday morning. “The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the

Updated New Zealand Earthquake: Small Surges Recorded As Tsunami Warning Is Upgraded

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The central North Island was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning, located 130km north-east of Te Araroa. A Tsunami warning was issued which has now been upgraded as small surges have been recorded. 8.30am: Civil Defence has

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.1 Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

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A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck off the coast of New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said. New Zealand’s Civil Defence have advised residents that there is a tsunami warning. The quake hit 105 miles (169 km) northeast

6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea – No Tsunami

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A magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, officials say, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning has been issued. The tremor was estimated at a depth of close to 500 kilometres some 900 kilometres north-east of the capital Port Moresby,

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

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Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly

4.5 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands – No Tsunami

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THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm, near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa

Cluster Of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland’s Katla Volcano

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LAST NIGHT, A brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating is likely problematic for many of

7.1 Earthquake South Atlantic – No Tsunami

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A powerful and shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck the South Atlantic Ocean, centered far northwest of Ascension Island, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

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MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Italy Earthquake “Raises” The Dead

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SANT’ANGELO, Italy The earthquake that brought disaster to a cluster of mountain communities in central Italy this week did not even spare the dead. The small cemetery outside the hamlet of Sant’Angelo, sitting above the devastated town of Amatrice, has