Tag: Earthquake

  • No tsunami threat after 5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Big Island

    by Blog certified

    A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Big Island early Wednesday, but officials said there’s no tsunami threat to the state. The quake struck the southern flank of the island near the Kilauea volcano just before 1 a.m. The tremor was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. […]

    more
  • No tsunami threat to Hawaii after powerful earthquake hits Ecuador-Peru border

    by Blog certified

    A powerful earthquake hit the Ecuador-Peru border on Friday, but there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, measured at a magnitude of 7.5, struck around 12:15 a.m. Hawaii time. Based on all available data, the PTWC said the temblor was not strong enough to generate a […]

    more
  • Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

    by Blog certified

    The number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previously confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal […]

    more
  • Hundreds Trapped, 14 Dead After a Massive Earthquake Struck an Indonesian Tourist Island

    by Blog certified

    Rescuers are scrambling to reach hundreds of trekkers stranded on a mountain in Indonesia after a massive earthquake triggered landslides. Early Sunday morning, a 6.4-magnitude quake rocked Lombok Island in Indonesia’s southeast, killing at least 14 people and injuring another 160. Not far from the epicenter, Mount Rinjani was hit with slides that blocked off escape routes, […]

    more
  • Earthquake In Taiwan Has Killed At Least Two People And Injured More Than 200 Others

    by Blog Certified

    A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others, officials say. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Emergency responders have rescued about 150 people from hotels and residential buildings that have partially collapsed in the […]

    more