Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Near Site Of Deadly 2011 Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Japan, not far from where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people.


A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Quake Warning In Rumblings Off Japan’s Coast Alarms Scientists

Scientists say they’ve recorded low frequency shaking on the ocean floor that could be the result of increasing pressure, similar to what was released during the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.


Papua New Guinea earthquake May 7. (USGS)

7.2 Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Prompts Tsunami Warning

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea Thursday morning, generating a temporary tsunami alert for islands in the region.


Location of the Axial Seamount off the Oregon coast. (NOAA)

Undersea Volcano Apparently Erupts Off Oregon Coast, No Tsunami Threat

An active undersea volcano off the Oregon Coast has apparently begun a new eruption — an event which was predicted by two scientists months ago.



6.8 Earthquake Rocks New Guinea, 6th Quake Over 6+ Magnitude Since Earth Day

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked the South Pacific Friday morning, following an initial quake Thursday of similar strength, triggering a small, localized tsunami risk. This marks the 6th quake to hit the planet in the past 7 days, with the first of the series being on the West Coast just after Earth Day.


A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea April 30. (USGS)

6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea; Tsunami Unlikely

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck in Papua New Guinea. No tsunami warning has been issued.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands Wednesday. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.


A staff member of the Seismology Center points at a graphic showing the earthquake at the central Weather Bureau in Taipei on April 20, 2015.  One man died and another was hospitalized in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.         (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Taiwan; Tsunami Evacuation Lifted

A strong undersea magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan’s capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution.



Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in Taiwan Sunday night.



Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Fiji

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji Friday.