Showing posts with label tsunamis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tsunamis. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fukushima reactor cooling system stops following quake & tsunami

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Japan prepares itself for 30 metre high tsunami in future

Japan expects a gigantic 30-metre tsunami wave to lash the country's southern coast in the next few decades, the media reported on Friday.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Two deaths, tourist town cut off after severe New Zealand quake

Emergency services were trying to reopen communications and transport to the tourist town of Kaikoura after a deadly earthquake rocked much of New Zealand early Monday.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Japanese nuclear plant holds tsunami & meltdown drills

A major anti-disaster drill has been held at a nuclear plant in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. The exercise followed a similar drill in Shikoku, and was based on the scenario of a powerful earthquake and tsunami striking the region.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Earthquake 6.4-magnitude shakes Chile's capital, no damage reported (Local time: 13:20, Depth 80 km)

A 6.4-magnitude quake rattled Chile's capital Santiago on Friday, shaking buildings, but authorities said there was no immediate damage reported.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fukushima plant cleanup costs, compensation may rise by 8 tril. yen

An industry group has estimated costs for decontamination work at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant and compensation for nuclear damage to be around 8 trillion yen ($77.10 billion) more than the current official projection, a source close to the matter said Thursday.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off coast of Japan's Kanto region, slight sea level changes possible

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck off the east coast of Japan's Kanto region on Friday morning and may cause slight sea level changes in coastal regions, the weather agency here said.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits New Zealand (Local time: 04:37, Depth 26 km)

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 points on the Richter scale was registered near New Zealand’s coast, the US geological service said on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Tsunami alert after major 7.9 magnitude quake hits W.Indonesia

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra island in western Indonesia Wednesday, the United States Geological Service said, triggering a tsunami warning.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Researchers tap GPS for faster tsunami warnings

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, believe that global position system (GPS) instruments could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a tsunami.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Alaska

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska early Sunday.

Monday, January 11, 2016

No Tsunami Threat Following 6.9M Indonesia Earthquake

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake near Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Strong quake damages houses in Indonesia's Borneo

Scores of houses were destroyed after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted East Kalimantan on Borneo Island early Monday, disaster agency official said.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Earthquake Injures Dozens in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake off the eastern coast of Indonesia has injured dozens of people and sent startled residents scurrying out of their homes in the middle of the night.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

China offers aid to quake-hit Chile

The Chinese government has decided to provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in humanitarian aid to help disaster relief work in quake-hit Chile, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Series of strong aftershocks strike Chile

Massive aftershocks were felt in Chile on Monday after an 8.4-magnitude earthquake hit the country on the evening of Sept. 16.

Monday, September 21, 2015

International space agencies to cooperate on climate change

Representatives of international space agencies have agreed to work together to combat the effects of climate change through science and technology, announced Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) on Sunday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fiji issues tsunami advisory after Chile quake

Fiji on Thursday issued a tsunami advisory after a powerful 8.3-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Chile, advising coastal dwellers of the possibility of tsunami waves.

EL News