October 21, 2018

7.6 Earthquake in Pacific puts New Zealand on tsunami alert

A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake near the Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean has put New Zealand on tsunami alert. The estimated height of a tsunami from this quake is only around a metre and is due to hit the North Island of New Zealand this morning. New Zealand Civil Defence said it … [Read more...]

Tsunami hits Japan following 7.9 earthquake

Japanese television has shown major tsunami damage in northern Japan following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off its northeastern coast. The earthquake has now been upgraded to 8.9 on the Richter scale. There has been massive damage and loss of life has been significant. AL JAZEERA LIVE LINK AT … [Read more...]