Earthquake

  • Tsunami warning ends for B.C. after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

    A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. What are tsunamis? The quake struck at 1:31 a.m. PT Tuesday and prompted a tsunami warning for the entire B.C. coast and a tsunami watch...
  • Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills more than 330, injures thousands

    A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday. Iran’s western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the...
  • How earthquake scientists eavesdrop on North Korea’s nuclear blasts

    On September 9 of last year, in the middle of the morning, seismometers began lighting up around East Asia. From South Korea to Russia to Japan, geophysical instruments recorded squiggles as seismic waves passed through and shook the ground. It looked as if an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 had...
  • Earthquake off coast of Turkey felt in Athens

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens on Monday. The epicentre of the quake was about 84 kilometres northwest of the Turkish coastal...
  • Just another fake: US could face magnitude 9 earthquake within DAYS sparking tsunami, quake mystic claims

    A self-styled earthquake predictor is warning of a magnitude seven, eight or nine quake hitting the planet between now and May 12. ‘Quake mystic’ Frank Hoogerbeets has issued an online “major earthquake warning” amid fears a “big one” is on its way, claiming it could also cause a tsunami....
  • 4 strong earthquakes hit snowbound central Italy, 1 dead

    One man died on Wednesday in a series of strong earthquakes which hit central Italy, a region devastated by deadly tremors last year, while heavy snow raised fears for the safety of others in the region. Four quakes of magnitude 5.2 and higher struck near the hill town of...
  • Indonesia earthquake leaves at least 97 dead

    A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four...
  • Earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Aceh province, several dead

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s province of Aceh early Wednesday, causing several deaths and buildings to collapse in a district near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. (2203 GMT Tuesday) was centred about 10 kilometres...
  • Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?

    In late October, Italian courts convicted six scientists and a government official—all members of the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks—of manslaughter for giving “incomplete, imprecise and contradictory” information in the days leading up to an earthquake that struck L’Aquila on April 6, 2009. Tens...
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