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Solomon Islands Hit by Series of Earthquakes

Solomon Islands Hit by Series of Earthquakes

The people of Solomon Islands started their Thursday with a series of earthquakes. The largest earthquake in the series measured 6.8 in magnitude on the Richter scale and struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands on May 21. It was followed by two smaller earthquakes measuring 4.9 and 4.6 in the same region. The largest […]

Series of Earthquakes Near Papua New Guinea

Series of  Earthquakes Near Papua New Guinea

Three earthquakes have hit the region near Papua New Guinea today with the largest one measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale. The most recent one, which hit at around 5:11 pm EST, measured 4.9. The first temblor hit at 6:30 am EST and measured 5.5 on the scale. The epicenter of that quake was 43 […]

Tsunami Triggered by Island Earthquake

Tsunami Triggered by Island Earthquake

In the wake of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea earlier today, locals have just experienced another fright. The earthquake managed to trigger a small tsunami which affected the island. So far, no damage, injuries or human casualties have been reported. The waves were measured to be a half-meter (1.5 feet) high […]

New Zealand on Pacific Ring of Fire Hit With Earthquake

New Zealand on Pacific Ring of Fire Hit With Earthquake

New Zealand, situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, was just hit with an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on Monday evening at 3:52 p.m. The earthquake occurred just 40 miles southeast of Palmerston, according to the U.S. Geological Society.  Currently, no injuries have been reported. Some residents have reported items falling off shelves, […]

Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu at 6.6 Magnitude

Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu at 6.6 Magnitude

At 4:03 p.m. UTC on January 1, 2014, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred 23 miles (37 km) from the capital village of Sola.  In addition, it was 114 mi (183 km) from Luganville and 275 miles (443 km) from Port-Vila, both located in Vanuatu. It struck […]

Indonesia Volcano Kills 6, as Hot Magma Surges

Indonesia Volcano Kills 6, as Hot Magma Surges

According to AP, 6 people have been tragically killed in Indonesia, as hot magma surged through a nearby village, this Saturday. The volcano, Mount Rokatenda, situated in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, released its volatile contents, as plumes of hot ash were forcefully ejected, some 2,000 meters into the atmosphere. The victims of the […]

Solomon Islands Struck by Massive 8.0 Earthquake Totaling 11 Tremors and Tsunami Warning

Solomon Islands Struck by Massive 8.0 Earthquake Totaling 11 Tremors and Tsunami Warning

Solomon Islands – A Massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) shortly after a magnitude 6.3 quake struck in the same area and triggered a tsunami warning for several dozen islands in the Pacific, U.S. according to U.S. seismologist. The U.S. Geological Survey indicate a total of 11 tremors have hit […]

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Prompting Tsunami Warning

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Prompting Tsunami Warning

A 6.7 Magnitude earthquake hit Chile today, prompting the authorities to evacuate a large stretch of coastline. So far no damage or casualties have been reported. “We have not received any reports of fatalities. This was a quake of medium intensity and we are still monitoring the situation,” said Núñez Vicente Núñez, head of Chile’s National […]

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