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2005-12-13 04:12:55

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude undersea earthquake rocked outlying Fiji islands on Tuesday, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to warn of a possible local tsunami in the southwest Pacific nation.

2005-12-12 22:09:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A tsunami could endanger a million or more people along California's coast and cripple Pacific ports, according to a report released on Monday that highlights weaknesses in U.S. preparations for a killer wave.

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2005-12-12 07:20:00

Tsunami waves generated by a large offshore earthquake would threaten at least 1 million coastal residents in California and inundate the nation's largest port complex, according to a new report.

2005-09-10 10:37:47

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Efforts to assess the impact of a large earthquake deep under the sea in a remote region of Papua New Guinea were hindered on Saturday by a lack of communication with local villages, emergency officials said.

2005-09-09 07:24:23

SYDNEY, Sept 9 - A major earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude shook parts of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami was unlikely, officials said.

2005-09-09 04:55:31

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude shook parts of Papua New Guinea on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami was unlikely, officials said.

2005-07-24 15:00:34

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, devastated by last year's tsunami, were shaken by a strong quake on Sunday but officials said there was no danger of new killer waves hitting the Indian Ocean archipelago.

2005-07-24 12:42:48

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's Andaman and Nicobar islands are not in danger of a tsunami after an earthquake hit the area on Sunday, the island chain's top federal administrator said.

2005-07-13 12:00:00

The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 1,000 km (620 mile) rupture in the sea floor, scientists said on Wednesday.

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2005-06-17 06:35:11

Scientists are convinced another giant tsunami will one day sweep across the Indian Ocean -- what they are not sure about is when.


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