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Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 jolts Solomon Islands

A tsunami warning was issued for an area of the Solomons coast within 300 kilometres (185 miles) of the epicentre. The warning has now passed.

Massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands. Tsunami warning issued.(USGS)
Massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands. Tsunami warning issued.(USGS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 09:45 AM IST
AFP |

7.3 magnitude earthquake puts Tonga on tsunami alert; waves observed in Samoa

"An urgent tsunami advisory is now in force for all of Tonga due to a strong earthquake being felt in the Kingdom tonight. Please move inland immediately until further advised," Tonga's meteorological service said.

The earthquake was at a depth of 24.8 km (15.4 miles) that struck in the sea at about 207 km (128.6 miles) east of south-east of Neiafu. (AP file)
The earthquake was at a depth of 24.8 km (15.4 miles) that struck in the sea at about 207 km (128.6 miles) east of south-east of Neiafu. (AP file)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 06:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Tsunami Awareness Day: UN body flags climate crisis, tech gap as challenges

Tsunamis which are caused by earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions, etc originate from a vertical movement of the sea floor with the consequent displacement of water mass.

n case of a Tsunami strike, early warning systems and preparedness have proven to be the best measures to save lives. (AP)
n case of a Tsunami strike, early warning systems and preparedness have proven to be the best measures to save lives. (AP)
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 02:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude earthquake, no immediate damage reported

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

The quake had a depth of 27.5 km (17.1 miles) with its epicentre off Taiwan's east coast. (Image for representational purpose)
The quake had a depth of 27.5 km (17.1 miles) with its epicentre off Taiwan's east coast. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on May 09, 2022 12:18 PM IST
Reuters |

Code red: How Tonga's volcano-triggered tsunami rings alarm for climate risk

Due to rising temperatures and sea levels, experts say that climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves.

Workers clean an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru.(REUTERS)
Workers clean an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 03:17 PM IST
Reuters | , Singapore
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