Showing posts with label Tsunami warning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tsunami warning. Show all posts

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off coast of Japan (local time: 06:43, Depth 72 km)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan, 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai, at 6:43 a.m. on Saturday (2143 GMT Friday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Friday, October 21, 2016

6.2 earthquake rattles western Japan (local time: 14:07, Depth:15 km)

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook western Japan on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake, at a shallow depth of 15 kilometres.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes western Ecuador (Local time: 02:57, Depth 40 km)

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck western Ecuador early Wednesday, according to the US Geographical Survey.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dozens dead after powerful earthquake hits Ecuador coast. A state of emergency was declared (Depth 10 km, local time: 18:58)

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast on Saturday, killing at least 28 people and spreading panic hundreds of kilometres away as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.

Friday, April 15, 2016

7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan again. Tsunami warning issued by authorities (Depth 10 km)

A day after nine people were killed in an earthquake that struck a city in Japan, the countries is hit by a new and powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. Tsunami warning has been issued by the authorities in Japan with waves of up to 1m (3ft) possible.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Japan: Magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes Kumamoto and surrounding areas; reports of damage, injuries emerging (Depth 15 km)

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas in Kyushu Thursday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes off Vanuatu's coast (Depth 147 km, local time: 08:52)

A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Vanuatu, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters (tsunami possible)

JAKARTA — A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters, off the Moluccas, this morning (Nov 15) and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares for UN-backed tsunami warning system test -- (Simulations will be carried out between 28 and 30 October)

UN, 23 October 2014 – Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve their ability to respond to an alert and enhance regional coordination in the event of a disaster.

In a press statement released today, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – the body coordinating the warning test since its first implementation in 2005 – reported that four tsunami simulations will be carried out between 28 and 30 October in an effort to assess the overall reactivity of countries participating in the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System for the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (NEAMTWS).

Friday, September 12, 2014

UN-organized tsunami exercise shows Indian Ocean region now ‘better prepared’

UN,  12 September 2014 – A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by the United Nations to assess communications flows and readiness procedures throughout the region is functioning “effectively,” the world body has announced after a two-day simulation exercise.

“The terrible images of the 2004 tsunami are still fresh in our memories. Ten years later, this new warning exercise demonstrates that the efforts of the Indian Ocean Rim countries to be better prepared for such disasters are bearing fruit,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Monday, September 08, 2014

India to participate in mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean. (is planned for 9 and 10 September)

India will participate in a two- day major mock tsunami drill in the Indian Ocean, starting Tuesday, along with 23 other countries, an official said Monday.

The drill, organized under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is intended to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), said the official.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Indian Ocean nations to carry out UN-organized tsunami readiness test


UN, 5 September 2014 – Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events. 

The large-scale simulation exercise – known as “IOWAVE14” – is planned for 9 and 10 September, and is organized under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Η Ιαπωνία αναθεωρεί το σύστημα προειδοποίησης για απειλή τσουνάμι

H Εθνική Mετεωρολογική Υπηρεσία της Ιαπωνίας παρουσίασε σήμερα ένα υπερσύγχρονο σύστημα προειδοποίησης για απειλή τσουνάμι.
Όπως σημειώνουν οι ειδικοί η έμφαση θα δοθεί κυρίως στην έγκαιρη έκδοση οδηγιών για την απομάκρυνση των κατοίκων της χώρας και όχι στις πληροφορίες για το ύψος των κυμάτων, όπως γινόταν μέχρι σήμερα. 

Saturday, January 05, 2013

7.7 quake hits west of Alaska coast, regional tsunami warning issued/tsunami warning canceled/Σεισμός μεγέθους 7,7 βαθμών της κλίμακας Ρίχτερ στην Αλάσκα

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued for Alaska and British Columbia.
Craig, Alaska, is the city nearest to the epicenter of the quake, the US Geological Survey reported.
The tremor occurred at a depth of 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) at 8:58am GMT.
Local residents wrote on Twitter that they have received alerts to evacuate the beaches.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Σεισμός 7,3 βαθμών της κλίμακας ρίχτερ στην Ιαπωνία/Tsunami warning issued after Japan earthquake

Εφιαλτικές στιγμές ξύπνησαν στην Ιαπωνία από τον ισχυρό σεισμό που σημειώθηκε στο Τόκιο.
Σύμφωνα με τα ξένα ΜΜΕ, το μέγεθος του σεισμού έφτασε τα 7,3 ρίχτερ και για αυτό έχει εκδοθεί προειδοποίηση για τσουνάμι.
Το εστιακό βάθος ήταν 40 χιλιόμετρα, σύμφωνα με τις πρώτες πληροφορίες, ενώ ακόμα δεν έχει γίνει γνωστό αν σημειώθηκαν ζημιές σε κτίρια.

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