Tsunami Alert After 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

17 12 2016

International Business Times: The US Geological Survey (USGS) says a magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck in the waters off Papua New Guinea.

A tsunami alert was issued after the quake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC). This earthquake is considered to be a major one. Due to the depth of the tremors, shockwaves will be felt in a very wide radius, according to Earthquake Report. Maximum shaking values are reported as “very strong”, but not considered as anything out of the ordinary for a country like Papua New Guinea and its neighbouring islands.

Strong tsunami waves could affect the coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the hours following the quake, the PTWC said.

The quake struck 60 km to the east of Taron, New Ireland, at 8.51 pm local time (1051 GMT) and was originally recorded at 8.0-magititude and then slightly revised down to 7.9. It struck at a depth of some 75 km, according to the USGS.

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Video: Japan’s Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Waves Surge Nov 2016

22 11 2016

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook northern Japan at 5:59 am on 22nd of November, 2016, triggering a small tsunami.

Japan Meteorological Agency said that the epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).

The quake however did not kill or injure anyone, nor did it damage the Onagawa Nuclear Plant, though Tokyo Electric Power Co was still checking if the other nuclear plants in Fukushima are damaged.

The biggest quake recorded to hit Japan was a 9 magnitude quake, causing a large tsunami which led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, a quarter of a century earlier.

Below are some videos of the tsunami waves surge:

 

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/world/video/2016/nov/22/japan-earthquake-tsunami-waves-surge-up-river-video





Videos: Afghanistan 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake – 26th October 2015

28 10 2015




Photos: 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Chile

17 09 2015

An 8.3 magnitude earthquake shook Chile, killing at least eight people as of Thursday.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at 2254 GMT.

It occurred at a shallow depth, 228 kilometers (about 140 miles) north of Santiago.

AFP reported that Illapel, a coastal city of 30,000 was hardest hit by the earthquake.

The strong quake was very strong that the tremor was felt around South America.

The earthquake caused tsunami, leaving several towns flooded by water.

The coastal town of Coquimbo was hit by waves of up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) after the earthquake.

This earthquake is the strongest since 2010’s earthquake which killed hundreds of people.

Here are photos of the disaster…





A 6.0 Earthquake Struck Ranau, Sabah

5 06 2015
KEADAAN di dalam sebuah premis di Ranau selepas gempa bumi pagi tadi. Satu gempa bumi dengan kekuatan 5.9 pada skala Richter berpusat di 6.1 utara, 116.6 timur, kira-kira 16 kilometer di barat daya Ranau berlaku jam 7.15 pagi tadi. - Foto ihsan pembaca BH

KEADAAN di dalam sebuah premis di Ranau selepas gempa bumi pagi tadi. Satu gempa bumi dengan kekuatan 5.9 pada skala Richter berpusat di 6.1 utara, 116.6 timur, kira-kira 16 kilometer di barat daya Ranau berlaku jam 7.15 pagi tadi. – Foto ihsan pembaca BH

Berita Harian reported that a 6.0 earthquake hit Ranau, Sabah at about 7:15 this morning.

The Star reported that the earthquake struck at a depth of 10km, with its epicentre located 19km from the town of Ranau, and 54km from Kota Kinabalu.  

The tremors were felt around Ranau, Tambunan, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort and Kota Belud.





Aftermath Photos Of Magnitude 7.8 Nepal Earthquake, Almost 2000 Killed

26 04 2015
A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday killing nearly 2000 people.

More than 700 people died in Kathmandu alone.

The Saturday earthquake was the worst earthquake in Nepal since the 1934 earthquake that killed about 8500 people.

The death toll from the earthquake might rise as the situation in the remote area is unclear because those places are either cut off or hard to access.

The earthquake sparked avalanches in the Mount Everest that killed at least seventeen people; which is the mountain’s worst disaster.

A strong aftershock with a magnitude of 6.7, centred 60km (40 miles) east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Sunday sending people running for open ground in the city.

Here are some photos of the aftermath…





7.3 Earthquake Hit Indonesia,Triggers Tsunami Warning

15 11 2014

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake under the sea at a depth of 28 miles (46 km) near Maluku Islands, Indonesia has triggered tsunami warning on Saturday.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck northwest of the town of Kota Ternate, at 0231 GMT.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres.”

It said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.

KOMPAS.com listed 15 places in Indonesia that has the potential to be hit by the tsunami:

1. Halmahera, Maluku 
2. Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara 
3. Kepulauan Sula, Maluku Utara 
4. Bolaangmongondow bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
5. Kepulauan Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara 
6. Kepulauan Talaud, Sulawesi Utara 
7. Minahasa Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
8. Minahasa-Selatan Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
9. Minahasa Utara bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
10. Minahasa Utara bagian utara, Sulawesi Utara 
11. Gorontalo bagian utara, Gorontalo 
12. Buru, Maluku 
13. Seram bagian barat, Maluku 
14. Halmahera Selatan, Maluku Utara 
15. Kota Ternate, Maluku Utara 








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