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antarctic icequakes
2014-08-11 07:26:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica, a team of researchers report in a new Nature Geoscience study. The Chilean earthquake, which killed over 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages, is believed to be the cause of small tremors detected by sensors in West...

Chilean M8.2 Earthquake May Be Forewarning Of A Larger Event
2014-04-02 07:51:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chile is beginning to dig out from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the region at 8:46 p.m. local time Tuesday evening about 52 miles northwest of the mining town of Iquique, according to the USGS. At least five people are confirmed dead and tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes. The earthquake touched off tsunami warnings and, according to the BBC, waves up to six feet battered the shoreline in some...

North America Rocked By Two Major Earthquakes And Several Small Ones
2013-09-04 15:02:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What started as a few small temblors that shook up Texas residents on Monday turned into an all-out rumble as three major earthquakes rocked parts of North America and Japan into Tuesday evening. One Texas temblor on Monday measured 4.1 magnitude, while the second measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. Neither of the quakes caused much in the way of significant damage and no injuries were reported. The USGS said both quakes occurred...

Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica
2012-09-05 11:29:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Costa Rica was rocked by a powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake this morning, but so far there have been no reports of major damage. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck about 38 miles from the town of Liberia, and 88 miles west of the capital, San Jose. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a post that a tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras,...

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Pacific 110 Miles From El Salvador
2012-08-27 07:50:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador Sunday night, followed by a 5.4 magnitude aftershock an hour later, according to a report by the US Geological Survey. The quake´s epicenter was about 110 miles southeast of the capital San Salvador, and was located about 33 miles underground. Following the temblor, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert, saying the quake had spawned a...

Indonesian Earthquake: Update
2012-04-11 08:37:20

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Wednesday´s powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Indonesia´s western coast at 2:38 p.m. local time, was followed by fears of a tsunami, gripping a region that still had the 2004 tsunami -- one that ravaged numerous coastal communities along the Indian Ocean and killing more than 230,000 people -- fresh in their minds. But hours after the fears of a tsunami subsided, a strong 8.2-magnitude aftershock hit the region sparking a new...


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