Latest Tsunami Stories
An international collaboration has resulted in a new study showing that the earthquake zones off certain coasts, such as Japan and Java, make them especially vulnerable to tsunamis.
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.
Residents of Alaska and parts of Canada were briefly under a tsunami warning on Saturday after a strong earthquake rocked the region, but the alert was later cancelled because no potentially destructive waves resulted from the trembler.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast at 5:18 p.m. local time Friday evening triggering a small 3-foot-high tsunami that swept against the Japanese mainland nearly 45 minutes later.
The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy.
Scientists have found evidence of a deadly tsunami that inundated coastal Switzerland in AD 563 after a rockfall near the River Rhone swept Lake Geneva.
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 volcanic mudflow.