Tag Archives: Tsunami

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

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

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

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