On Tuesday afternoon, a major magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica. The shaking could reportedly be felt on land and tsunami warnings went up for Belize, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and Jamaica. Continue reading Powerful Earthquake Jolts Caribbean Near Jamaica
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What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?
giant earthquake will strike California this summer. Skyscrapers will topple, the Hoover Dam will crumble and a massive tsunami will wash across the Golden Gate Bridge. Or at least, that’s the scenario that will play out on the big screen in San Andreas. Continue reading What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?
Alaska’s giant earthquake didn’t have the moves to cause a large tsunami
It started in the early hours of the morning, 31 minutes after midnight in Alaska. The shaking lasted for half a minute in places, rattling land hundreds of miles away from its underwater origins. Then came the sirens, screaming a warning for people to leave their homes and beds and head for higher ground—the quake happened out in the Pacific, and there was a chance that a tsunami was on the way.
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Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru
A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.
Nearly 100 Dead as Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province earlier today, leaving 97 dead and hundreds injured. Though the quake did not trigger a tsunami, it triggered memories of the horrific 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake when more than 100,000 were killed in Aceh alone.
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Two Strong Earthquakes Rattle Central Italy
Two strong earthquakes just two hours apart rattled central Italy today, and the temblors were felt as far south as Rome.
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Moon Cycles Might Be Linked to Really Big Quakes
GRAVITY. YOU MIGHT know it as the force that explains how all clumps of matter came to be. You might know it as John Mayer’s nemesis. You might know it as the thing that causes Earth’s oceans to slosh back and forth twice daily.
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