Tsunami

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake, the latest in a series in the region over recent days, struck 180 km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia`s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighbouring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

Nov 20, 2017, 09:06 AM IST
Mexico's biggest quake in century kills at least 36

Mexico's biggest quake in century kills at least 36

At least 36 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

Sep 08, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
36 dead in Mexico quake; hazardous tsunami can hit in 3 hours

36 dead in Mexico quake; hazardous tsunami can hit in 3 hours

A strong earthquake with 8.1 magnitude struck southern Mexico on late Thursday. The tremors were felt as far as Mexico City. People were witnessed fleeing buildings. The quake triggered small tsunami waves and damaged buildings.

Sep 08, 2017, 10:39 AM IST

Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey: At least two dead, over 100 injured

An earthquake occurred in Bodrum, Turkey of 6.7 intensity. It leads to high tides after Tsunami and death of 2. 100 are reported to be injured. Watch to know more.

Jul 21, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Strong earthquake strikes off Peru, no tsunami risk seen

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Peru’s Civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami.

Jul 18, 2017, 08:46 AM IST
Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study

Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study

The research team sampled sediment and rocks from the tectonic plate that feeds the Sumatra subduction zone for the first time.

May 28, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Strong quake hits southern Japan

Strong quake hits southern Japan

A strong earthquake hit southern Japan on Tuesday, though there was no tsunami warning nor immediate reports of damage or injuries.

May 09, 2017, 09:55 AM IST

Media shouldn't sensationalise earthquakes

Dr Arun V Bapat/IANS

Apr 26, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled.

Jan 22, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India

5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India

In 2004, an earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean on the west coast of Sumatra, killed more than 2,30,000 people in 14 countries.

Jan 16, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

Strong quake hits northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

A strong earthquake struck northeast of Tokyo late Wednesday but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japan`s meteorological agency said.

Dec 28, 2016, 19:06 PM IST
Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

Hundreds of people living in Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Monday paid homage to those who were swallowed by the 2004 tsunami on this day.

Dec 26, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

Solomon Islands rocked by another major earthquake

The Solomon Islands were rattled by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, just a day after hundreds of people along the coast fled into the hills following a 7.8 magnitude tremor. 

Dec 10, 2016, 07:11 AM IST

Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Solomon Islands, region at risk of tsunami

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning in a wide area of the South Pacific.

Dec 09, 2016, 00:16 AM IST
Aftershocks rattle Indonesia; earthquake toll rises to 102

Aftershocks rattle Indonesia; earthquake toll rises to 102

The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake levelled hundreds of homes, mosques, and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami.

Dec 08, 2016, 12:57 PM IST
Indonesia earthquake toll jumps to 97: Military

Indonesia earthquake toll jumps to 97: Military

Mosques and shops were flattened in the small town of Meureudu, where the force of the quake sent people fleeing from their homes. No tsunami alert was issued.

Dec 07, 2016, 12:18 PM IST

Quake hits Japan, tsunami warning downgraded

The temblor was centred in the waters offshore of Fukushima, which borders the Pacific Ocean and is to the northeast of Tokyo.

Nov 22, 2016, 14:02 PM IST
Japan lifts tsunami warning along northeast coast after powerful earthquake

Japan lifts tsunami warning along northeast coast after powerful earthquake

Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world`s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

Nov 22, 2016, 08:50 AM IST