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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.
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 02:40 PM IST
Triggered by the undersea earthquake activity offshore, the 100-feet-high tsunami waves laid bare complete annihilation in as many as 14 countries, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 06:10 AM IST
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, on the other hand, estimated the magnitude at 7.7, placing the earthquake at a depth of 5km.
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 11:00 AM IST
While the UN said that tsunamis were rare events, it also noted that in the past 100 years, as many as 58 instances of the natural disaster were observed that had claimed the lives of 260,000 people, or 4,600 deaths per disaster.
Published on Nov 05, 2021 08:56 AM IST
Mexico earthquake: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that authorities in the four states that most felt the earthquake told him there were no victims or serious damage beyond some collapsed walls and falling rocks.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 kilometres of the epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a preliminary assessment.
Published on Aug 18, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
Published on Jul 10, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Warning sirens sounded across Noumea as authorities ordered evacuations amid fears that waves of up three metres (10 feet) were headed towards the French territory.
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 09:45 AM IST
"Tsunami confirmed," the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in a tweet, as it warned of a threat to Lord Howe Island, which is about 550 kilometres (340 miles) east of Australia's mainland.
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 10:42 PM IST
The quake jolted large areas in the region at 7:23 pm (1023 GMT) with its epicentre located 54 kilometres (34 miles) east of Namie, eastern Fukushima, according to the US Geological Survey said.
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Advisory has been issued that there is no tsunami threat to due to the earthquake in Indonesia by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 03:14 PM IST
The quake struck at 8:48 am (2348 GMT Thursday) in Pacific waters nearly 40 kilometres (25 miles) east-southeast of Miyazaki city at a depth of 24 km, according to the agency.
Updated on May 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST