Tag: tsunami

  • No tsunami threat after 5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Big Island

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    A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Big Island early Wednesday, but officials said there‚Äôs 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. […]

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

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    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 […]

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

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    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 […]

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  • Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami

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    More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday. Waves up to 3m (10ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque among the buildings damaged. Strong aftershocks […]

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