6.5 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the U.S. territory in recent days and caused heavy...

Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong inland earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia, causing people to flee to higher ground in panic. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. ...

Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for the country and for the nearby Solomon Islands. The U.S. Ge...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

The Latest: Tsunami alert for southern Alaska after quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for co...

Indonesia quake: 'Tsunami warning was lifted too soon'

The Indonesian government is struggling to mount a response to the destruction caused by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered the tsunami on Friday. The Southeast Asian country on Monday cal...

Taiwan's CWB to send test tsunami, earthquake alerts to mobile phones on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) will test the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending test tsu...

The Latest: Agency: Early errant alert statement incorrect

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an errant May tsunami test message in Alaska (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A spokeswoman for the National Weather Service says a ...

Vendor blamed for mistaken tsunami alert broadcast in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a third-party vendor is to blame for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month. Dennis Bookey, co-chair of t...

The Latest: Hawaii volcano ash declines, no tsunami threat

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials in Hawaii say volcanic emissi...

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a...

The Latest: Accuweather sent test message as tsunami warning

The Latest on a false tsunami warning for the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The National Weather Service says a private com...

Taiwan advises public to stay away from east coast beaches after Alaska quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Hualien County advised the public to stay away from beaches after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Alaska triggered a tsunami alert. The tremor hit off the islan...

Tsunami alert added to cell phone warning system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced yesterday that it is adding a "Tsunami Warning" to its Public Warning System (PWS) to advise people of possible tsunamis an...

Mexico earthquake: Authorities say residents in Puerto Madero in Chiapas evacuated as precaution due to tsunami alert

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico earthquake: Authorities say residents in Puerto Madero in Chiapas evacuated as precaution due to tsunami alert.