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Major earthquake hits off Alaska`s Aleutian Islands

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:00

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska`s Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

Slippery clay led to Japan 2011 tsunami-quake: Study

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:54

A team of researchers have shed light on what caused the devastating tsunami that struck Japan`s Tohoku region in March 2011.

Aleutian`s volcano a challenge for scientists

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10:15

A volcano in Alaska`s Aleutian Islands has been in an unusual low-level eruption for two months, raising the spectre of an explosive eruption with little warning.