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Affected countries: Solomon Islands
On 9 December 2016, a very strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred at 4:39am local time about 62 kilometers west-southwest of Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. Shaking was strongly felt in Makira, south of Malaita, north of Guadalcanal and in Rennel &…
Affected countries: Chile
On 16 Sep 2015, a catastrophic earthquake hit the coast of Chile, causing some damage to buildings, but much of the impact due to 4.5m waves affecting Coquimbo. A tsunami will extend over the Pacific in the coming hours causing minor issues for some locations. (CEDIM, 17 Sep 2015) About 1 million…
Affected countries: Chile, Ecuador, Peru
On 1 Apr 2014, a 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the shallow depths near the Chilean coast, 95 km Northwest of Iquique. It was the largest in a sequence of earthquakes in northern Chile that started on 1 Jan 2014. A tsunami alert was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and later extended to…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Santa Cruz Islands in the southeast Solomon Islands archipelago on 6 Feb 2013. A 0.9 to 1 meter tsunami wave reached the islands in Temotu Province and a tsunami wave of 8 centimeters reached the capital Honiara. 10 people were killed. Almost…
Affected countries: Japan
On 11 Mar 2011, a massive tsunami was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in northeast Japan, causing widespread destruction. The tsunami was up to 30 meters high and inundated 433,000 square kilometers of land. 492,000 people were evacuated, 11,600 were killed and 16,450 were reported missing…
Affected countries: Chile
On 27 Feb 2010, at 03:34 local time, an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Chile, with its epicenter located 63 kilometers south-east of Cauquenes in the Maule region (406 miles south of the capital Santiago). The earthquake triggered a huge tsunami—one of the largest to hit…
On 26 Dec 2004, the fourth-largest earthquake in a century erupted underwater off the Indonesian province of Aceh, causing a tsunami that accelerate to speeds of more than 600 kilometres per hour and barreled one-fifth of the way around the earth. More than 228,000 people died in 14 countries in…