A tsunami warning was triggered by an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 that struck southeast of Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, authorities said. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). As per sources, it triggered a warning of a possible tsunami for the areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Vanuatu, the U.S. tsunami warning system said.
A day after serious tremors, an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale shook northeastern Papua New Guinea on September 11. The quake hit Kainantu town at around 6:46 am, and the epicentre was at a depth of 61.4 km. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said that there’s no warning of tsunami in the area. Also, no casualties have been reported so far.
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An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on the richter scale jolted Ecuador on July 15, reported the European Mediterranean Seismology Centre (EMSC). According to EMSC, the earthquake had a depth of 80 km, which is 49.71 miles. Fortunately, the earthquake did not stir Tsunami threats, reported U.S. Tsunami Warning System. Meanwhile, a 16-year-old was killed as a high voltage cable fell on him.
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In Indonesia, an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale jolted Flores Island on December 14, said the US Geological survey. The epicentre of the major quake was located 112 kilometers north of the town of Maumere at a depth of 18.5 kilometers under the sea. The country's meteorological agency said, ''hazardous waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000 of the quake epicentre.''
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After an 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Alaskan peninsula on July 28, the United States Geological Survey issued a Tsunami warning to Alaska's southeast. Reportedly, the earthquake struck 56 miles southeast of a small town Perryville, which is 500 miles away from Alaska's biggest city Anchorage. “Hazardous tsunami waves for this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts,” said the US Tsunami Warning System.
Japan government announced the release of more than a million tonnes of treated water from 2011-tsunami affected nuclear plant 'Fukushima' into the ocean. Japan scheduled this project a few years later and assured the treated water will be free from radioactive substances. But the local fishermen, South Korea opposed the decision and China called it 'extremely irresponsible.' The USA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have… read-more
Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has left Japan's Tokyo in shambles and has led to tsunami warnings on the country’s northeast coast. U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake was epicentered 34 kilometers (21 miles) east of Ishinomaki at a depth of 60 kilometers (37 miles). Reportedly, the origin of the disaster was the coast of Miyagi prefecture, one of the most affected regions of the 2011 tsunami.
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on March 5 issued alerts of around three-meters-high (10 feet) waves in the Pacific region nations after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's Kermadec Islands. The alert was issued for mass coastal evacuations in the Pacific region of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency said that the areas under threat range from the Bay of Islands to the Great Barrier… read-more
Japan is planning to release over 1 million tonnes of polluted water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into Pacific Ocean. Reportedly, the plant site is running out of space to build more tanks, while the available tanks will be full by 2022. Local fishermen opposed the decision saying it took them years to rebuild the fishing industry after 2011 Tsunami. Government advisors claim the discharge will be 40 times less concentrated and… read-more
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