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False tsunami alert sent to US coasts

NEW YORK: A tsunami warning test was accidentally sent as a real alert to the phones of residents along the US East and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean on Tuesday -- just weeks after a false missile alert triggered panic in Hawaii. The…

Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast: USGS

TOKYO: A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early on Thursday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilometers (175 miles) east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese…

Powerful earthquake rocks Mexico, USGS warns tsunami

MEXICO CITY: A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with seismologists warning of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet). The quake hit offshore in the Pacific…

6.2-magnitude quake hits western Indonesia

PADANG: A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of western Indonesia early Friday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake hit the…

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history. Some…

Strong earthquake strikes off northern California

SAN FRANCISCO: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday off the coast of northern California, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said. The US Geological Survey said there was "a low likelihood of casualties and damage" from…