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Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons

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A tsunami warning has been issued for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No tsunami threat to PH after Papua New Guinea quake – Phivolcs

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The state seismologist said the country is not threatened by a tsunami after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit nearby Papua New Guinea on Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake

White barricade tape that reads in Spanish: "Danger," blocks off damage caused overnight in the port of Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  AP

Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometers away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile, officials said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. AFP

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile’s Pacific coast, and told residents to stay away from beaches.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chile’s 8.2 quake poses no tsunami threat to PH

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

5 dead as 8.2 quake hits Chile

A view of the city of Iquique, Chile, after a powerful earthquake struck late Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Man learns diving to look for wife lost in tsunami

In this Sunday, March 9, 2014 photo, Yasuo Takamatsu takes off his gear after taking a diving lesson at Takenoura bay, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. Nearly three years after the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan's northern pacific coastline, Takamatsu is learning to scuba dive in hopes of finding his wife. As Japan marks the third anniversary of the 2011 tsunami Tuesday, 2,636 people remain missing, their bodies presumably swept out to sea. Another 15,884 have been confirmed dead. AP

On a chilly morning last weekend, a 57-year-old Japanese man adjusted his diving mask before heading out to sea from the tsunami-hit northeast coast.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

People pray for tsunami victims at a cenotaph in the coastal area of Arahama district in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture on March 11, 2014, the third anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami disaster. Japan marked the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster, which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.  AFP

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Highly radioactive water leaks at Japan nuke plant

Workers take a break at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP FILE PHOTO

Highly radioactive water has overflowed from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, but the operator says it did not reach the Pacific Ocean.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Phivolcs: Strong quake may leave 700 dead in Navotas

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Aside from the constant floods and storm surges that regularly inundate Navotas City during the rainy season, the city is also at risk of being hit by earthquakes and tsunamis, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

1,000 flee after tsunami rumors

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A false tsunami alert threw into panic more than a thousand survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in northern Antique province, who fled from their homes early on Sunday amid fears they would be swallowed by huge waves.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Post-‘Yolanda’: Antique folk flee homes after tsunami scare

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Residents of Culasi, Antique evacuate to higher ground after receiving false news that a tsunami was about to hit their town. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/April Deevian Mosquera).

Residents from the northern part of Antique province fled their homes in panic on Sunday after false reports of a tsunami circulated.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Storm surge or tsunami?

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Survivors pass by damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortage of food, water and no electricity since the Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, according to U.S. Navy's Joint Warning Center, slammed into central Philippine provinces Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Storm surge or tsunami? Let the Palace tell the difference.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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