Tsunamis

July 07, 2019 - 9:00 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles)...
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June 18, 2019 - 6:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake Tuesday night registered magnitude 6.8 and was located off the western coast of Yamagata...
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June 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit a spot about 873 kilometers (...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:05 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the predawn hours. Authorities say a tsunami is possible. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6...
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President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One after meeting troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for a refueling stop en route to Japan for a four-day state visit, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anchorage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 1:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): 5 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a state visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country's new emperor. Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived Saturday aboard...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for the country and for the nearby Solomon Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Kokopo...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a visit a shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Putin said the government will pursue an ambitious navy modernization effort. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 11:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami. During Tuesday's visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure...
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This image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows the operation floor above a cooling pool at Unit 3 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, April 15, 2019. The operator TEPCO of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel from the cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said...
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April 13, 2019 - 10:10 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit about 5 p.m. and had an epicenter about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 people on the island's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, an installation of a dome-shaped rooftop cover housing key equipment is near completion at Unit 3 reactor of the Fukushima Dai-ich nuclear power plant ahead of a fuel removal from its storage pool in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast Japan. Japan has partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since the 2011 disaster. The action taken Wednesday, April 10, 2019, allows people to return about 40 percent of Okuma. The other hometown, Futaba, remains off-limits as are several other towns nearby.(AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi, File)
April 09, 2019 - 8:25 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles)...
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