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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks El Salvador – USGS

May 30, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Officials say the earthquake was so strong it was likely felt throughout Central America

Powerful 7.5 quake off New Caledonia triggers tsunami but no damage

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned surges of up to 10 feet could be expected and shallow quakes of that magnitude can be devastating

Tsunami warning for 3 Pacific islands after earthquake

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

After the 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, 'waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level are possible,' says the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Solomons escape serious damage after powerful 7.7 quake

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:06 AM

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially announced possible widespread hazardous tsunami waves but the warning has been downgraded within 3 hours after the threat passed without major incident

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Mati in Davao Oriental

Sep 24, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Phivolcs says no damage is expected after the earthquake

7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:10 AM

New Caledonia is part of the Ring of Fire a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

No casualties from 7.0-magnitude quake in east Russia – authorities

Jan 30, 2016 - 12:15 PM

UPDATED The local branch of Russia s emergency situations ministry says the origin of the quake was located northwest of the regional capital Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile – USGS

Nov 07, 2015 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED The earthquake hits the central Coquimbo region at a depth of 36 kilometers

Locator map of Chile

6.6-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands

Aug 15, 2015 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED The quake strikes some 214 kilometers 132 miles west of the town of Lata but 460 kilometers from the capital Honiara

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 AM

UPDATED Officials are still unable to make contact with more remote areas to determine whether there had been any sea level changes

6.8-magnitude quake in Vanuatu, no tsunami threat – USGS

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:32 PM

The quake hits at a depth of 218 kilometers 135 miles about 84 kilometers from Vanuatu s capital Port Vila according to the USGS

7.1-quake in Indonesia causes panic, small tsunami

Nov 15, 2014 - 2:12 PM

No major damage but panicked residents in Manado reportedly rushed out of their homes screaming God help God help

Phivolcs: No tsunami threat in PH after Indonesia quake

Nov 15, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum urges Filipinos not to panic as the earthquake will not affect the country

A shake map released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on November 15 2014 shows the location and intensity of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake 154km North-West of Kota Ternate, in the Northern Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

7.1-quake in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:07 AM

3rd UPDATE There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage

6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Guam – USGS

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED The Guam tremor hit about three minutes after a 6 0 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific nation of Vanuatu but the two were unrelated; no tsunami warnings for either quake

Powerful quake strikes near remote south Atlantic islands

Jun 29, 2014 - 6:45 PM

A powerful 6 9 magnitude earthquake strikes in the far south Atlantic ocean in the inhospitable South Sandwich Islands region

Strong but deep quake hits off New Caledonia

May 01, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The quake struck 397 kilometers 246 miles east northeast of the New Caledonia capital Noumea at a depth of 117 kilometers according to the USGS

Chile orders evacuation as 8.2-magnitude quake kills 5

Apr 02, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The earthquake off Chile s Pacific coast kills 5 and prompts residents to seek higher ground to avoid two meter high tsunami waves

HIGHER GROUND. People flee the 'Costa Verde' bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparking tsunami warnings

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:32 AM

2ND UPDATE Chilean authorities order those along the coast to head to higher ground

Locator Map of Chile

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off California coast

Mar 10, 2014 - 1:51 PM

2ND UPDATE The USGS said there was a 90 probability of an aftershock of magnitude 5 or more and up to 300 small aftershocks over the next 7 days

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE. The magnitude 6.9 earthquake happened some 77 kilometers west-northwest of Ferndale, California. Screen shot from USGS website

Rescuers bid to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:31 PM

UPDATED At least 6 people were confirmed dead after Wednesday s February 6 quake generated a wave that swamped coastal communities on Ndende island in the eastern Solomons

5 dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:59 PM

2nd UPDATE We can report five dead and three injured One of the dead was a male child three were elderly women and one an elderly man

Magnitude 8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

Feb 06, 2013 - 9:43 AM

3rd UPDATE A major magnitude 8 0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean and a tsunami warning was issued for South Pacific islands

No tsunami alert after strong 6.8 quake in Vanuatu Islands

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:05 AM

The quake which struck at a depth of more than 200km did not generate a tsunami

Tsunami warning for Hawaii following Canadian earthquake

Oct 28, 2012 - 4:24 PM

A tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along the coastline of all islands in the state of Hawaii the center warned

Location of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.7 quake off British Columbia, Canada, 27 October 2012. Map courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.

Magnitude 7.7 Canada quake: No tsunami threat for PH

Oct 28, 2012 - 2:44 PM

There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines Sunday October 28 following the 7 7 earthquake in the west coast of Canada

Location of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.7 quake off British Columbia, Canada, 27 October 2012. Map courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.

7.7 earthquake strikes western Canada; tsunami triggered

Oct 28, 2012 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED A strong 7 7 magnitude earthquake shook the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada late Saturday Sunday in Manila

Location of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.7 quake off British Columbia, Canada, 27 October 2012. Map courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.

Indonesia, others lift tsunami warning

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Tsunami watch lifted for most of Indian Ocean