Tag Archives: Tsunami

Strong Quake hits off Mexico

A powerful magnitude 6.9 quake struck in the Sea of Cortez off Mexico’s Baja California, rattling buildings in tourist resorts, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. “It was felt strongly, the lamp [on the ceiling[ moved

Tsunami Could Hit Los Angeles

An unusual discovery about how earthquakes triggered tsunami waves in Haiti could mean that similar coastal cities, including Los Angeles, are at a higher risk from these deadly waves. Geologists studying the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12

Two Quakes hit eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two powerful earthquakes hit waters off eastern Indonesia in rapid succession Thursday, prompting officials to briefly trigger a tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 7.2 magnitude quake off Papua province, centered just 7 miles (12

NZ glacier sheds 50m tonnes of ice

Up to 50 million tonnes of ice has fallen off New Zealand’s largest glacier. The Tasman glacier has changed from a U shape to an L after shedding the ice. Mount Cook Alpine Village general manager Denis Calleson says a

Magnitude 6 Quake hits Vanuatu: No damage

CANBERRA, Australia – The U.S Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake has shaken Vanuatu — a day after a stronger quake off the South Pacific island nation generated a small tsunami. The Wednesday quake was too small to cause

Vanatu: 7.5 Quake, small tsunami

CANBERRA (Reuters) – A magnitude 7.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, causing a small tsunami but no reports of serious damage. Police in Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila said people were urged to move to

Powerful quake hits Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake struck waters off of eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

The tremor sparked widespread panic as it brought down buildings including the presidential palace, hotels, a hospital and the UN headquarters in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Large numbers of UN staff were reported to be missing, as well as

Strong earthquake rocks Haiti. Tsunami alert issued

A quake measuring 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti causing panic as it struck, officials and witnesses say. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at

6.3 Magnitude quake strikes near Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake has shaken the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands, just days after a large earthquake and tsunami hit the country. No tsunami watch was issued after Saturday’s quake. The 6.3 magnitude quake struck 90 miles south-east of

Droughts, melting ice signs of rapidly worsening climate change

WASHINGTON — Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said Thursday. Mountain glaciers in

Global Warming Apocalypse – James Lovelock

Five years ago, James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia” issued a terrifying warning: if humankind didn’t radically curtail greenhouse-gas emissions, there would, quite literally, be hell to pay. His new book out this year, “The Vanishing Face of Gaia,” says

Climate Change Experts Warn Of UK Tsunamis

From tsunamis in Britain to huge avalanches in the Alps and volcanic eruptions in Germany, some of the world’s top geologists are warning these potential natural catastrophes could become reality, if global temperatures continue to rise. At a three-day conference

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

6.8-magnitude Earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8-magnitude, undersea earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no destructive tsunami was generated. The USGS says the temblor struck in the Banda Sea on Friday

UN Chief’s warning – the end of the world is nigh

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has such a low profile on the world stage that he’s referred to as “the invisible man”. Perhaps in an effort