The earthquake, of magnitude 8.0, struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America’s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Authorities were tallying damage from a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck Southern California on Friday night. Fullerton police said early Saturday that up to 50 people had been displaced because of home damage.
An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocked the coast of Philippines on Friday. Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.
A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean. The quake struck about 434 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.6, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles).
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit east of Tokyo on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no initial reports of damage or troubles at area nuclear plants, the Japan Meteorological Agency and local media said.
About 100 people were injured when an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northeastern Iran on Thursday, state television reported. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 4:05 p.m., was 10 km (6 miles) outside the city of Neyshabur, some 70 km from the holy city of Mashhad, the official IRNA news agency said.
A powerful earthquake has hit waters of western Indonesia, prompting local officials to issue a tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck 260 miles (420 kilometers) off the coast of Aceh province. It was centered 18 miles (30 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor. Arief Akhir, an official with Indonesia’s geological agency, said a tsunami warning has been issued. Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
A huge earthquake hit just south west of Alaska this morning, threatening a devastating tsunami. People living in coastal areas have been told to leave their homes immediately and flee inland to higher ground after the 7.1 magnitude quake struck close to the Aleutian Islands, 1,031 miles away from Anchorage.
Widespread damage is feared across the West Coast – from British Columbia, Canada, to Washington – as towns brace themselves for the oncoming waves.
The earthquake which yesterday ripped through the East Coast of America has devastated historic buildings, causing a huge $100million in damage.Terrifying tremors were felt throughout the north east causing buildings from Washington D.C. through New York City to Toronto, Canada, to be evacuated yesterday for fear of collapse.
Cracking was found in the stones at the top of the Washington Monument Tuesday evening, the National Park Service reported. The National Park Service temporarily closed the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Old Post Office Tower as a precaution following Tuesday’s earthquake. The cracking in the Monument was discovered during a secondary inspection. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks Wednesday and determine how to repair them before the Monument is reopened.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to Boston on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was initially reported at 5.8 magnitude. The Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington were evacuated.
May 21, 2011 is God’s date. All other predictions are man’s attempt to predict the end. So it becomes a matter of eternal life, or eternal death. One can no longer presume May 21st of this year will be just another normal day. Each person must come to entrust their lives to what God has written in His Word the Bible and plead to Him for mercy. Otherwise God will come upon them with unmerciful vengeance on May 21, 2011.
Seven people were killed Wednesday when an earthquake struck southeastern Spain, the central government’s chief representative in the region told National Spanish Radio.
The 5.3-magnitude quake occurred at 4:47 p.m. (10:47 a.m. ET) and was centered about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Murcia, near the Mediterranean coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. That is about 350 kilometers (218 miles) south-southeast of Madrid. It was preceded at 3:05 p.m. by a 4.5-magnitude temblor centered in the same area, the survey said.
Italians will on Wednesday flee Rome over fears a giant earthquake is coming following a seismologist’s 1915 prediction that “the big one” will strike on May 11, 2011. Bendandi believed movement of plates and therefore earthquakes were the result of the combined movements of the planets, the moon and the sun and perfectly predictable. In 1923 he predicted a quake would hit central Italy on January 2 the following year – he was wrong by two days.
Every time America or the world suffers from any natural disaster, terrorist attack or tragedy, we hear the phrase ‘’my thoughts and prayers.” This morning when I awoke to the news of the devastating earthquake that swept parts of Japan, Twitter was flooded with people saying ‘’my thoughts and prayers” go out to the people […]
Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a ferocious tsunami Friday that swept away boats, cars and homes. The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake — the largest in Japan’s history — unleashed a 23-foot tsunami and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.
An earthquake toppled more than 1,000 houses and apartment buildings in China’s southwest near the border with Myanmar, killing at least 25 people and injuring 250, the government said Friday. Photos from the scene after the quake struck Thursday showed buildings that buckled, crushing their lower floors. Police, firefighters and soldiers rushed to the area to pull out people trapped in the rubble, including a man and girl stuck in the stairwell of a four-story building, according to state broadcaster China Central Television.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook up residents at the entrance to the Suez Canal early Monday morning, 48 hours before two Iranian ships, a frigate and a supply vessel, are expected to enter the canal. The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research reported that tremors from the 3 a.m. quake lasted for 27 minutes, but caused no damage.The ships had originally been expected to enter the Suez today (Monday), but Egyptian officials announced the delay this morning, without explanation.