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

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.

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

25 Mar 2020

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.

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

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.

Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

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.

Why are the Japanese fearing another tsunami soon?

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.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

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.

Mamata pays tribute to 2004 Tsunami victims, hails rescue workers

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.

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

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.

Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia

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.

New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake

05 Dec 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

PM Modi offers condolences to Indonesia after deadly earthquake, tsunami

30 Sep 2018

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.

Indonesia: Deadly quake and tsunami leave 832 dead

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.

Indonesia: Quake, tsunami kill over 380, injure 350

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.

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

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.

Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

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.

Tsunami alert issued temporarily after 7.9 quake hits Alaska

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.

Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

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.

Tsunami warning issued after Mexico quake: Know about the risks

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.

8.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami warning issued

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.

Natural disasters - How prepared are India's health systems?

10 May 2017

Natural disasters - How prepared are India's health systems?

Over 58.6% of Indian landmass is earthquake prone while 5,700km of 7,516km-long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.

Japan earthquake was aftershock of 2011 Fukushima's quake

23 Nov 2016

Japan earthquake was aftershock of 2011 Fukushima's quake

Analysts have stated that proximity of the recent earthquake in Japan to the epicentre of the devastating 2011 Fukushima earthquake makes it an aftershock of the 2011 quake.

Earthquake in Fukushima, Japan

22 Nov 2016

Earthquake in Fukushima, Japan

Japan was hit by a powerful earthquake on early Tuesday morning and according to Japan's Meteorological Service the epicentre was off the coast of Fukushima.