7.7. Earthquake Triggers a Tsunami Warning in New Zealand

7.7. Earthquake Triggers a Tsunami Warning in New Zealand

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a possible widespread tsunami warning after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean. The earthquake was reported on Feb. 10, 2021. There is no tsunami warning for Guam or Hawaii. For a brief moment, there was a warning for the United States territory American Samoa. However, […]

6.2M Earthquake Kills at Least 34 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island

6.2M Earthquake Kills at Least 34 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit an Indonesian island on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Initial findings indicate at least 34 people died, and over 650 are injured. The quake, the latest in a series over the past 24 hours, has displaced more than 15,000 Sulawesi residents. At least 26 of those killed were in Mamuju — eight […]

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Sparta, NC

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Sparta, NC

On Aug. 9, 2020, citizens of Sparta, North Carolina were shaken awake by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. It has been reported that people in surrounding states felt a tremor from the earthquake. Sparta is located in the northwest mountains of North Carolina. According to the town’s website, Sparta is close enough to “drive from the […]

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