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Weather Tsunami

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Chile's National Emergency Office lifted both the evacuation order and a tsunami watch three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck,...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas in a region known for tourism and salmon farming. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there weren't houses falling," said Alamiro Vera,...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves across parts of the archipelago. The PTWC cancelled an earlier tsunami warning that encompassed Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about potential tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New...

  • Dec 17- A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea...

  • A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island early Tuesday.

  • *March 2011 disaster killed 18,000 as tsunami slammed ashore. TOKYO, Nov 22- Massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan's northeastern coast more than five years ago, killing about 18,000 people and prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives. "A lot of people told us they weren't able to hear any of the broadcasts,...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. It was centred off the coast of Fukushima...

  • *March 2011 disaster killed 18,000 as tsunami slammed ashore. TOKYO, Nov 22- When massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan's northeastern coast more than five years ago, about 18,000 people perished, prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives. "A lot of people told us they weren't able to hear any of the...

  • *Limited yen reaction to earlier news of Japan earthquake. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Nov 22- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday as investors consolidated the gains built on expectations of increased fiscal spending and higher inflation under a Trump administration. An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 and the subsequent tsunami warning in northern Japan prompted...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Japanese stocks paused on Tuesday morning after a strong rally and as investors pondered the impact of a powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan. Before the Tokyo market opened, Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly slipped after the quake, which also triggered a tsunami. "Investors will react if more manufacturers are halting...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Nissan Motor Co said it would suspend work at its engine factory in Fukushima at least until a tsunami warning is lifted after a powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday. A spokesman said there were no injuries or damage at the plant, which was badly damaged in an earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011. Separately, Toyota...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011..

  • *Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the same northern Pacific coast devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011..

  • *Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of 3 meter tsunami. TOKYO, Nov 22- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the nation's northern Pacific coast.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly fell on Monday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan, followed by a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which struck at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Japan time. "I know the yen moved up big, and that's always kind of the case because people think...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly fell on Monday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan, followed by a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which struck at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Japan time. "I know the yen moved up big, and that's always kind of the case because people think...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The March 11, 2011, quake was magnitude 9, the strongest quake in Japan...