Tsunami: News

02 Jan 2024


Japan earthquake: 155 jolts recorded, 30 dead; tsunami warnings lifted

Japan has witnessed at least 155 earthquakes since Monday, including a powerful 7.6-magnitude quake in Ishikawa, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

01 Jan 2024


Japan: 7.6-magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami in coastal areas 

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Japan, along the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama prefectures, on Monday (local time).

05 Oct 2023


Japan hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Torishima Island, off the eastern coast of Japan's Izu Peninsula, at 11:00am (local time) on Thursday.

19 Mar 2023


Powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Ecuador, northern Peru; 15 killed

At least 15 people were killed after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, reported AP.

16 Mar 2023


New Zealand: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Kermadec Islands

A strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the Kermadec Islands in the north of New Zealand on Thursday, reported Reuters.

06 Feb 2023


Turkey: 2 more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6, 6 hit country

Two more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6 and 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Turkey on Monday, merely hours after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country, said reports.

04 Dec 2022


Japan monitors tsunami possibilities as Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts

Japan is currently exploring the possibility of a tsunami after the highest volcano in Indonesia, on one of the country's most populated islands, exploded early on Sunday.

22 Nov 2022


Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, followed by a second quake of magnitude 6.0 just 30 minutes later.

25 Sep 2022


Massive Tonga volcano eruption to cause global warming?

Do you recall the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption near Tonga in January that caused nerve-racking tsunamis and a sonic boom that circled the world twice?

11 Sep 2022


7.6 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit eastern Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning which caused landslides, cracked up roads, and damaged buildings in the coastal town of Madang.

25 Jan 2022


India announces assistance of Rs. 1.5 crore to tsunami-hit Tonga

India on Tuesday announced an immediate assistance of $2,00,000 (Rs. 1.49 crores) for rehabilitation, reconstruction, and relief efforts in Tonga.

14 Dec 2021


Indonesia issues tsunami warning after earthquake of 7.3 magnitude

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

20 Mar 2021


Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on Saturday struck off the coast of northeastern Japan that also triggered a tsunami warning for the country's northeast coast.

30 Oct 2020


Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece

A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, sending tremors across western Turkey as well as Greece on Friday.

22 Jul 2020


7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued, then revoked

A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the Alaskan peninsula on Wednesday, triggering an alert for tsunami, multiple reports said.

25 Mar 2020

Russia News

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

14 Jul 2019


Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

A powerful earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude on Sunday hit off eastern Indonesia's remote Maluku Islands, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS). However, no tsunami warning has been issued.

26 May 2019


Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

Peru, which is a small coastal country in South America, was hit by a strong earthquake on Sunday, multiple reports said.

28 Feb 2019


Why are the Japanese fearing another tsunami soon?

More than 12 rare oarfish were caught in different islands of Japan this year.

29 Dec 2018


6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

26 Dec 2018


Mamata pays tribute to 2004 Tsunami victims, hails rescue workers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered the victims of the 2004 Tsunami, that had devastated coasts of several south and southeast Asian countries on this day.

24 Dec 2018


Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

On Saturday, giant waves crashed the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra killing 281 and injuring 1,016. But the woes of the locals are far from over as weather officials have warned more deadly tsunamis could strike the coasts.

23 Dec 2018


Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia

In the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, a tsunami believed to have been triggered by volcanic activity killed 43 and injured nearly 600, the country's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

05 Dec 2018

New Zealand

New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake

A shallow and powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia today prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific island.

07 Oct 2018


Indonesia: Death toll from quake-tsunami hits 1,763; over 5,000 missing

Indonesia is still reeling from the tragic twin disaster that struck on September 28.

05 Oct 2018


Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500

Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts today to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.

03 Oct 2018


India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the earthquake-tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircraft and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said today.

02 Oct 2018


Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead

The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from the landslide-swamped church in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.

02 Oct 2018


Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234

The death toll after earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has climbed to 1,234, the national disaster mitigation agency confirmed on Tuesday.

01 Oct 2018


Indonesia quake-tsunami: Mass burials to begin as toll tops 800

Mass graves were being readied today for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battled to stave off diseases and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.

30 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi offers condolences to Indonesia after deadly earthquake, tsunami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in tsunami after a deadly earthquake which hit parts of Indonesia, saying India stands with its maritime neighbor in this difficult hour.

30 Sep 2018


Indonesia: Deadly quake and tsunami leave 832 dead

The death toll in Indonesia saw a momentous climb as reportedly 832 people have lost their lives after the earthquake and tsunami.

29 Sep 2018


Indonesia: Quake, tsunami kill over 380, injure 350

More than 380 people have died and 350 have been injured after earthquake and tsunami jolted the Indonesian island Sulawesi, BBC reports.

28 Aug 2018


Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

19 Aug 2018


Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

On Sunday, just after midnight GMT, a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, said the US Geological Survey.

23 Jan 2018


Tsunami alert issued temporarily after 7.9 quake hits Alaska

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Gulf of Alaska in the US, triggering a temporary tsunami alert.

10 Jan 2018


Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

A massive quake of magnitude 7.6 struck Honduras and northern Central America yesterday.

08 Sep 2017


Tsunami warning issued after Mexico quake: Know about the risks

After a massive 8.0 earthquake hit the southern coast of Mexico killing at least five and triggering mass evacuations, tsunami warnings have been issued for several countries including the Cook Islands, Ecuador, Fiji, El Salvador, Guatemala and Kiribati.

08 Sep 2017


8.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami warning issued

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.4 struck southern Mexico on September 7. At least five are confirmed dead.