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Alaska Earthquake Reveals Complexity of Tsunami Warnings

The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a vast swath of the state and British Columbia, while a …

El Salvador, Nicaragua Shaken by 7.3 Magnitude Quake

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on Monday night at 9:51 p.m. local time, a powerful M7.3 earthquake struck off the coast near the border of El Salvador and Nicaragua. The earthquake was the result of normal faulting in …

7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Japan; Little Damage Reported: AIR

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan today, 270 kilometers from the Japanese city of Sendai, at 18:18:24 local time. The event struck in the same plate boundary region …

Powerful Earthquake Off British Columbia Causes Little Damage: AIR

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off British Columbia’s north-central coast, shaking regions as far away as Edmonton and Yukon. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake, which struck at a …

Strong Earthquake Rattles Tsunami-Weary Japan

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for the area still recovering from a devastating quake and killer wave four months ago. Residents in coastal areas were warned …