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The landscape of Anak Krakatau volcano that recently erupted causing a disastrous tsunami in Indonesia, has significantly changed.

373 people are reported dead and more than 1,400 injured after a disastrous tsunami hit the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.

Mount Etna volcano is sliding into the Mediterranean Sea and this may trigger a catastrophic tsunami.

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A powerful Mw 7,5 earthquake hit Indonesian Island of Sulawesi triggering a large tsunami and killing at least 840 people.

A very large landslide or the shallow M4.0 earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), 28 km north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq, in the western coast of Greenland, are the two possible causes of the tsunami waves that swept away more than 11 houses and killed four people on June 18, 2017.

Simulations assessing how the system would have responded to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake show that a tsunami alarm would have been raised in 7 minutes or less, thus might had saved many of the 22,000 killed by the massive tsunami that followed the earthquake.

Friday, 18 September 2015 08:42

8.4-Magnitude Quake Hit Chile

A strong earthquake shook the central coast of Chile near Santiago, claiming the lives of at least twelve people.

Possible strong earthquake in Crete would cause a devastating tsunami that could flood the coast at a depth of at least five meters, shows the model which was developed by European team with Greek participation.

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile on Tuesday evening at 20:46 local time about 86km north-west of the mining area of Iquique, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Cente to issue tsunami alerts for Chile, Peru, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. Also, according to the Center a tsunami watch is in effect for Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica. 

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On March 27 1964 a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorder in the U.S., shook Alaska for about 5minutes, and was followed by a 100ft high tsunami. The earthquake and tsunami combined, caused about $2.3billion in property loss and hit a death toll of 131. Today, on the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, it is widely recognized that the particular earthquake event set the ground for great advancements in earth science. Read more on the research breakthroughs of the last 50years, followed by videos with technical information, and watch survivors describing their personal experience from that day.

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