Latest Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Stories
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.
Villages on the Solomon Islands were struck by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake Wednesday, triggering a deadly tsunami. Coastal Pacific communities as far away as Hawaii and Australia were also on high alert following the temblor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A powerful 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.
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