Taiwan launches multiple disaster drills on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is carrying out a number of disaster drills on Monday (Sept. 21), including alerts for earthquakes, air raids, and tsunamis. To mark Taiwan's National Disast...

Earthquake alert to be sent to Taiwan cellphone users on Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users in Taiwan are asked not to panic on Sept. 21, when they receive an emergency SMS to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1999 Earthquake, the second-deadliest ...

Strong and deep undersea earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, deep undersea earthquake shook eastern Indonesia on Friday, but no damage has been reported. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake was centered more than 6...

2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no casualties

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two powerful and shallow undersea earthquakes shook western Indonesia on Wednesday, causing panic but no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The U.S....

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami warning for Alaska has been canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami warning for Alaska has been canceled.

Powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Alaska isles, tsunami possible

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful 7.8 earthquake has struck the Alaska Peninsula and a tsunami warning has been issued. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 7.8 magnitude ...

Strong quake strikes near Papua New Guinea, tsunami possible

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck near coastal Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a hazardous tsunami was possible within 300 kilo...

Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia; no casualties

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the Gulf of Tomini on the eastern side of Indonesia on Tuesday, but no serious damage or injuries were reported and no tsunami warning was issued. ...

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits in ocean west of Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a relatively strong earthquake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6....

Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

MOSCOW (AP) — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands on Wednesday and a tsunami warning was issued for the closest shores. The U.S. Geological Surv...

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores

MOSCOW (AP) — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores.

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were n...

Experts warn Puerto Rico not prepared for big earthquakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than two years ago, Hurricane Maria revealed that Puerto Rico was utterly unprepared for a powerful hurricane despite its location in one of the world’s most storm-vu...

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; local tsunami risk reported

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, creating the risk of tsunami in nearby areas. The U.S. Geological Survey r...