ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following an earthquake that shook buildings in downtown Anchorage. Map of area covered by a tsunami warning issued on Friday. U.S. Tsunami Warning System The center said Friday that the warning was in effect for parts of the state’s Cook Inlet and the southern Kenai peninsula. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocked buildings Friday morning in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska’s largest city. An Associated Press reporter working in downtown Anchorage saw cracks in a 2-story building after the quake. It was unclear whether there were injuries. People went back inside buildings after the earthquake but a smaller aftershock a short time later sent them running back into the … [Read more...] about Tsunami warning issued after 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Anchorage
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Latin America & Caribbean 1 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45705017 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Acapulco's former mayor has been given 72 hours to explain why hundreds of police weapons have gone missing. … [Read more...] about Hundreds of police guns missing in Mexico
ASTONISHING photos of tsunamis show seemingly gentle walls of water brushing shorelines. But footage from history's most horrific disasters show the waves attacking harbours,before destroying all forms of life in its path. Here's what we know... What is a tsunami? A tsunami, also called a seismic wave, is a series of waves caused by the movement of a large body of water. The term tsunami means 'big wave in the port' in Japanese - and it was coined by fishermen after they returned to shore to find their villages devastated by a giant wave they had not seen at sea. The killer waves can sometimes only be 30cm above the water surface when in the open ocean, so go unnoticed by sailors. But as it reaches shallower waters, the wave is slowed and the top of the wave moves faster than the bottom, causing the sea to dramatically rise Tsunamis can cause the sea levels to rise by as much as 30 metres, although they usually cause a rise averaging three metres. The enormous energy of a tsunami can … [Read more...] about What is a tsunami, how are the waves formed and which countries are affected the most?
The star marks the location of an earthquake detected Sunday, May 6, 2018, in the Gulf of Mexico. (USGS map) An earthquake stronger than those usually detected in Alabama occurred Sunday far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was detected by the U.S. Geologic Survey about 200 miles south of Mobile. There was no tsunami threat from the earthquake, the National Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement Sunday moments after the quake was detected. Alabama earthquakes typically have a magnitude between 1.5 and 2.5. The earthquake at 11:47 a.m. Sunday and more than 6.2 miles below the earth's surface, the USGS said. The closest town to the quake's epicenter 81.7 miles away in South Pass, La. The epicenter 231 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. The quake was about 164 miles south southeast of Dauphin Island and about 194 miles south southeast of Mobile. … [Read more...] about Earthquake rattles Gulf of Mexico south of Mobile
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The National Weather Service says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake happened in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. No Tsunami warnings were issued, the NWS determined there was no threat. The NWS even tweeted about the earthquake asking if anyone felt anything. Copyright 2018 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. … [Read more...] about 4.5 magnitude earthquake happens in the Gulf of Mexico