Latest Tsunamis News

Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 26, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Monday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 when it hit at 9:47 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey...

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 25, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 magnitude when it hit at 9:23 a.m. local time, the U.S....

Indonesians leave homes near erupting volcano and airport closes due to ash danger

Apr. 19, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

MANADO, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities closed an airport and residents left homes near an erupting volcano Thursday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks, hot volcanic clouds and the possibility of a tsunami. Mount Ruang on the northern side of Sulawesi Island...

A strong earthquake in Japan leaves 9 people with minor injuries. But there was no tsunami danger

Apr. 18, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake that struck southwestern Japan left nine people with minor injuries and caused damage such as burst water pipes and small landslides, authorities said Thursday. But there was no danger of a tsunami. The magnitude 6.6 temblor late Wednesday was...

Tsunami alert after a volcano in Indonesia has several big eruptions and thousands are told to leave

Apr. 17, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami alert Wednesday after eruptions at Ruang mountain sent ash thousands of feet high. Officials ordered more than 11,000 people to leave the area. The volcano on the northern side of Sulawesi island had at least five...

Strong earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, but there is no tsunami alert or reports of damage

Apr. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Monday, authorities said, but there was no tsunami alert or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck the South Pacific Island nation 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of the West New...

A strong earthquake hits off a southern Japanese island near Taiwan and a tsunami alert has been issued

Apr. 02, 2024 20:19 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake hits off a southern Japanese island near Taiwan and a tsunami alert has been issued.

Today in History: March 27, ‘The ‘Godfather’ wins best picture, Brando refuses to accept best actor

Mar. 27, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 87th day of 2024. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1973, “The Godfather” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando,...