Tsunami Warning

  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia December 10, 2012

    Jakarta: A 7.2magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami warning. ...
  • Powerful 7.6magnitude earthquake jolts Costa Rica September 5, 2012

    Nosara, Costa Rica: A powerful, magnitude7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of injuries, but communications were down near the epicenter. The USGS said the 8:42 am quake struck about 38 miles (60 kilometers) from the town of Liberia....
  • Earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea; no damage April 17, 2012

    Sydney: A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert has been issued. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.0 quake struck on Tuesday at a depth of 200 kilometers (124 miles),...
  • Indonesian quakes blamed for 5 fatal heart attacks April 12, 2012

    Banda Aceh: Indonesian authorities say five people had heart attacks and died after two large earthquakes triggered backtoback tsunami warnings. No other deaths were reported from Wednesday's temblors, but several people were injured as they tried to flee to high ground. The temblors awoke memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which...
  • Tsunami warning after 2 quakes in Indonesia lifted April 12, 2012

    Banda Aceh: The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled the tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean areas, hours after two major earthquakes, measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on Richter Scale, hit Indonesia. The tsunami warning was at first issued following the 8.6magnitude earthquake, which was later scaled down. However, the...
  • Earthquake and tsunami updates April 12, 2012

    6:40 PM Small waves about halfametre high and within normal tide limits had already washed into the Campbell Bay area on the Great Nicobar island, the official said. 6:39 PM Six teams of National Disaster Response Force were also kept in readiness at Chennai and an equal number moved to Hindon airport...
  • 7.0 quake rocks Japan, tsunami warning lifted July 10, 2011

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday, and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated after an alert for a halfmeter tsunami was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tsunami warning was later lifted. The quake monitoring agency said the earthquake had a magnitude...
  • Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.7 per cent May 31, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weakerthanexpected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed to 4.7 per cent from the March unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent, the...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading March 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said on Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week. Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no place...
  • Another quake off Japan, small tsunami alert March 28, 2011

    New York: A magnitude6.5 earthquake shook eastern Japan off the quakeravaged coast on Monday morning, the US Geological Survey reported, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami alert. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that a tsunami of up to 1.6 feet may...
  • Radiation found on Japanese ship entering China March 25, 2011

    Beijing: China has detected what it said were "abnormal" radiation levels on a Japanese merchant ship entering the port at Xiamen in eastern Fujian province, the country's quality and inspection watchdog said on Friday. The report did not say how high the radiation levels were on the ship, which belongs to...
  • Radioactive material may reach US today: report March 18, 2011

    Boston: Small amount of radioactive material, blowing from Japan's damaged nuclear power plants, is expected to reach California on Friday but experts have said the radiation would be "within safe limits" and poses no major risk, according to a media report. Radioactive isotopes are being blown toward North America "high in...
  • IAEA says Japan situation serious but stable March 18, 2011

    Vienna: The situation at Japan's tsunamistricken nuclear plant is "very serious," but at the moment does not appear to be deteriorating, a senior official of the UN atomic agency said on Thursday. As emergency workers frantically worked to regain control of the dangerously overheated nuclear complex, Graham Andrew told reporters "there...
  • Wednesday: Japan stocks rebound more than 6 pc March 16, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's major stock index rebounded about six per cent on Wednesday's opening bell after the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost more than 10 per cent in the previous trading session. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 520.7 points, or 6.05 per cent, to trade at 9,125.85 at 9:15...
  • Japan's nuclear crisis, lessons for India March 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Earthquake, tsunami, and now a possible meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo. The plant comprising six reactors generates 4.7 gigawatts of power. So when this explosion happened the worst was feared. The government said the blast was caused by water vapour in the cooling...
  • Japan's worst quake in history March 12, 2011

    Tsunami warnings were issued for more than 50 countries. ...
  • Tsunami alert issued after Andaman earthquake June 13, 2010

    Chennai: A massive earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday at 00.56 a.m. with epicentre at 160 km west of Nicobar Islands at the depth of 35 km. The Hyderabadbased Indian Nation Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) issued a 'Tsunami Watch' notice...
  • Indonesia issues tsunami alert after powerful quake October 24, 2009

    Jakarta: Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake struck in the Maluku area in the eastern part of the country, the country's meteorology agency said on Saturday. The quake measured magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was located 209 km north west of Saumlaki at a...
  • Powerful earthquake rocks western Indonesia October 1, 2009

    Jakarta, (Indonesia): Indonesia's meteorological agency says a powerful earthquake has shaken western Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand. The Indonesian agency said the tremor had a magnitude of 7.6. Its epicenter was just off the coast of Sumatra The US Geological Survey put...
  • Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts Bali, injuring seven September 19, 2009

    Bali (Indonesia): An earthquake registering 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday, triggering panic among tourists and residents. At least seven people were injured, most of them with broken bones, said Rusyam Pakaya of the Health Ministry's crisis centre. He said no deaths...
  • Toll in Indonesian quake rises to 57 September 3, 2009

    Jakarta: N agencies and the Indonesian government were dispatching relief teams Thursday as the toll from a magnitude7.3 earthquake that struck Java island rose to 57, officials said. Workers used bare hands and manual tools to search for 42 people buried after the quake sent a torrent of rocks sliding off...
  • 15 killed as strong quake jolts Indonesia September 2, 2009

    Jakarta: At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when a 7.3magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Java Island, officials said. The quake was felt strongly in the capital Jakarta, shaking buildings and sending residents running out of their homes and highrise office towers in panic. A tsunami alert was cancelled...
  • Powerful underwater quake strikes western Indonesia August 17, 2009

    Bukit Tinggi/Padang: A powerful underwater earthquake struck western Indonesia on Sunday injuring four people as they tried to flee, officials announced. Indonesia's meteorological and geophysics agency said no tsunami warning has been issued. The US Geological Survey said the quake registered magnitude 6.7, after initially measuring it at 7.0. Four people were injured...
  • Strong quake jolts Japan, felt in Tokyo August 11, 2009

    Tokyo:A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 jolted eastern and central Japan early on Tuesday, throwing food and bottles from shop shelves and rattling houses across Tokyo. The area has been hit by heavy rain since Monday and the weather agency warned of possible landslides and flooding, as...
  • Tsunami alert after Indonesia quake June 19, 2007

    Manado, Indonesia: A powerful earthquake in northeastern Indonesia triggered a tsunami warning on Tuesday, causing panicked residents to flee shaking buildings on islands in the Maluku Sea, officials and media reports said. The 6.5magnitude temblor struck 210 kilometres from Ternate, the capital of Maluku island, and 375 km from Manado, the...
  • 8.3 magnitude quake rocks Japan June 17, 2007

    Tokyo: Japan's Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings on Saturday following a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean and officials ordered coastal residents to flee to higher ground. The agency said waves as high as 3.3feet could hit the northeastern coast of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido around 2 pm...
  • Small tsunami hits north Japan November 15, 2006

    Tokyo: A small tsunami hit northern Japan, estimated at 16 inches tall, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The wave hit Nemuro port in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido at 1329 hrs GMT and was smaller than the six and a half feet tall or higher initially expected by the agency. Live water footage...