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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

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A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, January 9, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Probability Analysis Improves Hazard Assessment

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Tsunamis, such as the one in 2011 triggered by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan, are rare yet devastating natural events. Credit: Warren Antiola ( CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes a probabilistic method for evaluating tsunami location, size, and risk to human populations

January 3, 2018 — Many of the world’s natural events from earthquakes and volcanoes to tornados and landslides affect human populations. Estimating the likelihood of occurrence and frequency Continue reading Probability Analysis Improves Hazard Assessment

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

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UNDERSTANDING HAZARDS. To commemorate World Tsunami Awareness Day, scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology orient students on earthquakes and tsunamis. Photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 5, 2016) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) oriented high school students from Metro Manila schools on how to prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis on Friday, November 4, in observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.  Continue reading Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead

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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.

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Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic

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The 7.8 magnitude undersea quake strikes at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles) at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), the US Geological Survey says

PADANG, Indonesia (Mar. 3, 2016) — A powerful and shallow earthquake struck Wednesday, March 2, off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past.

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