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6.8-magnitude quake hits off Japan's coast, tsunami advisory issued
6.8-magnitude quake hits off Japan's coast, tsunami advisory... more
Powerful earthquake near New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands and Tonga.
New Zealand civil defence authorities cancelled a tsunami warning on Thursday but warned of possible stronger than normal ocean currents around the east coast of the country after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean north east of the country.
It said a tsunami was generated by the earthquake around the Kermadec Islands, around 1180km north east of New Zealand, but scientists has advised it was of no threat to New Zealand.
"However, they expect that there will be unusually strong tidal surges and currents," the Civil Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The first surge had been expected at eastern coastal areas of the North Island just before 9 a.m. local time (2100 GMT), but there were no reports of unusual activity.
The quake struck at 07:03am Thursday local time at a depth of just one kilometre, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Its epicentre was 160km east of Raoul Island and 914 kilometres from the Tongan capital, Nuku'alofa.
A small research team on Raoul Island, the main island in the group was reported safe and well.
USGS revised the quake's magnitude slightly downward from an earlier reading of 7.8.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/07/201176193822609619.htmlPowerful earthquake near New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands and Tonga.
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A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck beneath the sea off Papua New Guinea, US seismologists say, prompting a local tsunami alert.
According to the United States Geological Survey, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which hit at 4:37am (local time) at a depth of 43 kilometres, 120 kilometres west of the island of Bougainville.
"Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within 100km of the earthquake epicentre," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, based in Hawaii, said in a statement.
But the centre says there is no risk of a destructive widespread tsunami from the quake.
It says Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called Pacific ring of fire, a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.
A giant tsunami in 1997, caused by an undersea earthquake or a landslide, killed more than 3,500 people near Aitapi on the north-west coast of mainland Papua New Guinea.
In 2007, a tsunami following an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomon Islands and left thousands homeless.
http://livesaildie.com/files/2007/04/tsunami-wave.jpgA strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck beneath the sea off Papua New Guinea, US... more
Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 7, 2011 12:07 p.m. EDT
The quake was centered 41 miles from Sendai -- one of the areas worst hit by last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake.
NEW: The USGS reports a 7.1 magnitude
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant evacuated
Tsunami warning is in effect for Miyagi Prefecture, report says
No Pacific-wide tsunami expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says
Tokyo (CNN) -- A powerful earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture and advisories in other prefectures.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was a magnitude of 7.4. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was 7.1.
There were no reports of casualties from anywhere in the earthquake zone, the National Police Agency said.
Workers evacuated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following the quake, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said. Tokyo Electric said it has communication with the plant and the power is still on there. There were no immediate reports of damage, it said.
The quake's epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi in northeastern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 41 miles (66 kilometers) from Sendai -- one of the areas worst hit by last month's 9.0-magnitude quake -- and 73 miles (118 kilometers) from Fukushima, where a crisis has been under way at the nuclear plant since last month's tsunami.
Public broadcaster NHK reported a tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture, saying people in that area should evacuate away from the shore to a safe place.
NHK also reported tsunami advisories for the Pacific coast of Aomori Prefecture, and for the Iwate, Fukushima, and Ibaraki Prefectures.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on all available data, "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is not a tsunami threat to Hawaii."
The quake was centered 207 miles (333 kilometers) from Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was 15.9 miles (25.6 kilometers) deep, the agency reported.
It took place shortly after 11:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET).
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/07/japan.quake/t1main.japan.quake.7.1map.gm.jpgFresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 7, 2011... more
A tsunami warning has been issued for north-eastern Japan after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off the east coast of Honshu.
The tsunami is predicted to have a wave 1m (3ft) high. Those in the warning zone should move to high ground, Japanese TV said.
The area was ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami last month which severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Thursday's quake was 118km (78 miles) north of Fukushima, 40km offshore.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which operates Fukushima, says it is checking on the situation at the damaged plant following the latest earthquake.
The quake was strong enough to shake buildings in Tokyo.
This part of Japan's coast has been hit by many aftershock earthquakes over the past few weeks but none of this magnitude,
for a full list of recent earthquakes in the area see the iris.edu link below:
http://www.iris.edu/seismon/zoom/events/?lon=141.64&lat=38.25A tsunami warning has been issued for north-eastern Japan after an earthquake with a... more
2 years ago
I'm not finding anything anywhere. It's just that CNN interrupted its live news program with this supposed breaking news.
If anyone hears/sees more on this, please add to this submission. Thanks!
27 March 2011 - Sunday - 3:45PM PT
Here's the first printed word I'm finding (as of 4:21PM PT), from CNN...
THIS JUST IN:
6.5-magnitude quake hits Japan; tsunami advisory issued
March 27th, 2011
07:00 PM ET
Authorities issued a tsunami advisory Monday morning for coastal areas of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture after a 6.5-magnitude quake struck the region, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
It added the tsunami height was expected to be about 0.5 meters, or 1.6 feet, tall. Miyagi is in the northeast part of Japan.
The advisory comes more than two weeks after a devastating tsunami hit northeastern Japan following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake.I'm not finding anything anywhere. It's just that CNN interrupted its live... more
The plan approved by the GOP-controlled House last month would trigger deep cuts for the National Weather Service, including the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.
A union representing workers at the tsunami center said the proposed cuts could result in furloughs and rolling closures of National Weather Service offices.
Barry Hirshorn, Pacific region chairman of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, said the GOP bill would affect the center's ability to issue warnings similar to those issued after Thursday's earthquake in Japan.
Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii called the GOP cuts reckless and even dangerous.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42033145/ns/politics-capitol_hill/The plan approved by the GOP-controlled House last month would trigger deep cuts for... more
2 years ago
On March 11, 2011 around 3 o’clock our time, a series of massive earthquakes hit the coast of Japan triggering warnings for tsunamis as high as 10 meters. The first earthquake was 8.9 and was said to have been the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in over 140 years.
The quake hit about 6 miles below sea level and 78 miles off the east coast. It was followed by five powerful aftershocks of up to 7.1 in scale. The shock was so powerful it was felt as far away as Beijing.
At least 200 people are thought to have been killed due to the devastation in Japan. Also, 40 million homes in Japan have been left without power.
President Obama looked to Twitter to let the United States know that he plans to help. “Sending condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who lost loved ones in the earthquake & tsunamis. U.S. stands ready to help. I have instructed FEMA to be ready to assist Hawaii and the rest of the U.S. states & territories that could be affected.”
Many other celebrities have also gone on Twitter to express their condolences for the people of Japan and to let them know that they are praying for them.On March 11, 2011 around 3 o’clock our time, a series of massive earthquakes hit... more
2 years ago
In the midnight around 01:26 AM Sunday local time (19:26 GMT Saturday), a strong earthquake in the epicenter of 150 km west of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, close to Indonesia, Banda Aceh AOS, a distance of 440 km with the depth of the epicenter 35 km was felt by the residents.In the midnight around 01:26 AM Sunday local time (19:26 GMT Saturday), a strong... more
sun 7:35 update Civil Defense and the 'Blueberries' (nickname for popo in hawai'i as they usually use their own vehicles and slap a blue light on top) did an amazing job keeping an entire state out of the water, because the innocent-looking one-foot punch, or footer tsunami, had hidden debris and dangerous turbulence.
The legendary Hilo farmer's market held at the centuries-infamous tsunami-magnet of Hilo Bay was closed Saturday, Just-picked organic white pineapple [just too sweet to be shipped to mainland, seems the sweeter fruits have very short storage times], fragrant rambutan, melony longon, and striped pink lemons, as well as more recognizeable fruits were packed back in the trucks.
it was really the incredible juicy (because of rainforest downpours) navel oranges i was most after, they probably won't have that at the hippish Maku'u market today.
We received notes and calls of concern - ''my heart goes out to you in your time of crisis'', so i thought i'd clear up some Hawai'i info, as i know it, here-
--My particular island, Hawai'i island is like a mini-continent. over 4,000 square miles, almost all of it soaring from the get-go over sea level. we are like the opposite of Florida and their water damage issues. WE get SNOW. I live 12 MILES and 1600 ft elevation from shore. The tsunami was predicted to reach 2 blocks , and 3-8 ft of elevation, [at very most].
Well, i can still see the ocean from my dirt street [too many trees to see it from my land].
With the unending sirens noone, not even a bird, will be blissfully walking the tidepools unaware of what a suddenly exposed ocean bed means . Though most of the coastline is fortitudinous cliffs.
The major events enshrined by the bay-facing Tsunami Museum happened here before the installation of sirens, back when people rebuilt onto the same vulnerable hot spot here after every life-losing disaster. Finally, a common-sense law was passed and that stretch of waters edge became open space.
The Hilo Bay tsunami magnet now has a long lava-rock seawall built across most of the mouth of the bay, keeping the spectacle of an underwater coconut island [the acre-plus island popular with birthdays and bbqs inside of the large bay], from happening]. There is a movement to remove the seawall and restore SURFING to the heart of downtown Hilo-that probably lost a little steam yesterday.
The damage caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by having a large population practically living on the beach, on a string of coral atolls- pictaresque low islands barely reaching out of the ocean. A lot of tourists drinking Thai beer atop a pile of shells. With NO warning, as the earthquake was locally generated. Everyone and their mother knew a tsunami was heading to Hawai'i.
A major Local earthquake, -there was a teensy one off of Kalapana on Saturday-, would trigger a tsunami with maybe 30 seconds notice to climb back up the cliff. i was here for the 10/15/06 6.7 Big Island quake, we were going full force on the highway when i saw a car fishtailing into the opposite side of the cliff-carved Hwy 11, and this thick beige cloud appeared out of nowhere in front of us. All the cars on the highway stopped. I didn't know what the cloud was till it cleared. It was peaceful. It was a hail of Flinstone boulders and rock from the cliff above, making a temporary rock garden park out of a road where I've known drivers to go 90 mph. The quake triggered a warning but not a wave, and cost an est. $100 mill in damages. The epicenter was an area Bill Gates is rumored to have a house in. Ask him what happened.
All that said, seeing a tsunami hitting multi-directionally on Hawai'i island, still would have inspired a bit of awe.
Here is a link to a permanent live Hilo Bay webcam run by the Tsunami museum :http://www.tsunami.org/hilobaycam.html As you might know, yesterday was clear blue-sky, calm, and temp in the early early 80s. Right now you can tell from the live cam it is wet and grey and has been pouring since the afternoon into the night. I appreciated the beautiful day that was yesterday.
saturday's story is at: http://current.com/items/92235243_tsunami-expected-to-wrap-around-hawaii-island.htm#92237846
Thanks for reading!sun 7:35 update Civil Defense and the 'Blueberries' (nickname for popo in... more
A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early this morning, killing at least 78 and prompting tsunami warnings in areas as far away as the western coast of the United States.
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The earthquake, which hit just after 3 a.m. local time, was 64 times stronger than the one that devastated Haiti last month but was much deeper, likely making the number of casualties far fewer than those in the Caribbean nation.
The minute-and-a-half-long quake was less than 100 miles north from the southwest coastal city of Concepcion, the second-largest city in Chile, but caused damage as far away as the capital Santiago nearly 200 miles away.A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early this morning, killing at least... more