Quantcast

Latest Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Stories

2013-05-17 10:59:24

Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset. For the devastating Japan 2011 event, the team reveals that the analysis of the GPS data and issue of a detailed tsunami alert would have taken no more than three minutes. The results are published on 17 May in Natural Hazards and Earth System...

Powerful 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands, Triggers Deadly Tsunami
2013-02-06 07:00:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Villages on the Solomon Islands were struck by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake Wednesday, triggering a deadly tsunami that has taken the lives of at least six people, according to the latest estimates. Coastal Pacific communities as far away as Hawaii and Australia were also on high alert following the temblor yesterday afternoon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said that a small tsunami wave reached part of the Solomon...

Earthquake In British Columbia Leads To Tsunami Warnings
2012-10-28 07:07:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Canadian province of British Columbia late Saturday night, leading to short-lived tsunami warnings and mass evacuations as far away as Hawaii, according to various media reports. The earthquake was centered in the Queen Charlotte Islands area (also known as Haida Gwaii) of British Columbia, US Geological Survey (USGS) officials told Mark Thiessen and Oskar Garcia of the Associated Press (AP),...

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...

GPS On Commercial Ships Could Improve Tsunami Warnings
2012-05-07 07:44:47

Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis, according to a study published May 5 by scientists at the University of Hawaii — Manoa (UHM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. James Foster, lead author and Assistant Researcher at the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), and colleagues were able to detect and measure the properties of the...

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...

8.7 Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warnings For Indian Ocean Coastlines
2012-04-11 05:33:00

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Indian Ocean on Wednesday April 11 after a massive 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia at 2:38 p.m. local time (3:38 a.m. EST) sent residents around the region out of their homes and offices in fear. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the temblor was centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor, a little more than 300 miles from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh. The quake put emergency...

2011-03-11 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps is responding to the situation in Japan and tsunami-warning areas, following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a tsunami warning in effect for much of the Pacific. "We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate...

9737d89a1d83c303156bf85e893c07f21
2011-03-16 06:10:00

Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami Updates UPDATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2011 6:10am CST Japanese authorities have been desperately trying to prevent an environmental catastrophe at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex some 140 miles north of Tokyo.  Workers at the facility have been scrambling to keep the radioactive cores of the reactors from evaporating, which would lead to overheating and possibly a dangerous meltdown. The tsunami that hit Japan following the devastating...

6e2718ec88fd254a837228b267cd37501
2010-10-26 08:35:00

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit 48 miles west of South Pagai in the Mentawai islands late Monday touched off a tsunami that wiped out the coastal Indonesian village of Betu Monga, where many residents are missing and feared dead, officials said on Tuesday. "Of the 200 people living in that village, only 40 have been found. 160 are still missing, mostly women and children," Hardimansyah, an official with the regional branch of the Department of Fisheries, told Reuters by phone. "We have...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
Related