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Vanautu Earthquake: Tsunami Warning Withdrawn

Location: 14.352 °S 166.821 °E depth=35.0 km (21.7 mi) After an earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday, officials issued a tsunami warning but later retrieved it saying the intensity was not as large as initially estimated. Time 2016-04-03 08:23:53 (UTC) 2016-04-03 13:53:53 (IST) or 1:53 PM Nearby Cities 81km (50mi) NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu ...

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Massive 8.3M Earthquake Jolts Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued

  A powerful earthquake shook the Chilean capital of Santiago, prompting tsunami alarms. Photos: http://t.co/7jWdTyuxic pic.twitter.com/xMPtFcUqvM — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 17, 2015 A massive earthquake measuring 8.3 magnitude on Richter Scale hit Chile’s coast causing panic and severe damage to building triggering a tsunami warning that was issued toevacuate residents in the Andean nation’s coastal areas. The tremors ...

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M7.5 Earthquake Jolts Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 7.5-magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Monday, in the wee hours and a tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was near the town of Rabaul, 787 km north-east from the capital, Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with a depth of 40 km. Nearby centre Geoscience Australia said the earthquake struck at 10.48am Sydney time ...

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China; Japan Too Jolted, 39 Injured

At least two people were killed and around 54 injured in China when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit south-west China’s Sichuan province at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong town, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Soon another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan injuring 39 so far and many ...

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7.3M Earthquake Hits Indonesia in ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, Huge Tsunami Waves Expected

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the Maluku Islands of Indonesia on Saturday morning at 10:31 am and the authorities have issued a tsunami warning within 300 kilometres range, expecting 30-cm tidal waves within two hours today. The US Geological Survey has recorded the earthquake’s epicentre at a depth of 46 kilometres (28 miles) at 10:31 am (0231 GMT), 154 kilometres northwest ...

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8.2M Earthquake Rocks Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued; History of Quakes in LA Coast

An earthquake measuring 8.2 magnitude hit off Chile triggering a tsunami warning for the entire Latin America’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey said. USGS said the quake, though very shallow with 10km depth below the seabed, the sub-tectonic movement may cause tsunami along the coast 86km (56 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique. Similar earthquake measuring 8.8 ...

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