Image by Rappler.com A tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled
SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 22, 2017) — A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, January 22, but a tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled.
Continue reading Magnitude 7.9 quake shakes PNG, prompting tsunami alert Image by Rappler.com New Caledonia is part of the ‘Ring of Fire’, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 13, 2016) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of New Caledonia Friday, August 12, in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said.
Continue reading 7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat FRANTIC SEARCH. Residents and army forces look for survivors after a powerful earthquake, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA Vice President Jorge Glas says the earthquake is the ‘worst seismic movement we have faced in decades’
PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (Apr. 17, 2016) – Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and businesses on Sunday, April 17, following a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 233.
Continue reading Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead