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7.7 Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Evacuations as Far Away as Miami

7.7 Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Evacuations as Far Away as Miami

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Caribbean Tuesday, rattling people from Miami to Mexico. The quake struck at 2:10 p.m. and had its epicenter 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica and 87 miles southwest of Niquero, Cuba. It prompted evacuations in Miami and opened sinkholes in the Cayman Islands, but so far there have […]

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    844 Dead After Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Indonesia

    844 Dead After Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Indonesia

    Eight-hundred and forty-four people have been confirmed dead after a devastating earthquake and tsunami combo struck the Indonesian city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi Friday, CNN reported Monday. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake was followed by a three foot tsunami that entered a narrow bay and swept past the town of Dongalla and into […]

    7.9 Earthquake in Alaska, West Coast Tsunami Warning Canceled

    7.9 Earthquake in Alaska, West Coast Tsunami Warning Canceled

    This is a breaking story and will be updated. Check back for new information… Update (7:48 a.m. ET): The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center canceled a west coast warning for the U.S., following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake off the coast of Alaska near small city of Kodiak. The warning it remains in effect for some […]

    Massive 7.4 Earthquake Hits Fukushima, Triggers Tsunami

    Massive 7.4 Earthquake Hits Fukushima, Triggers Tsunami

    In 2011, a powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the Fukushima prefecture in Japan, leading to a nuclear disaster whose impacts are still being felt globally. Now, a massive 7.4 earthquake hit Fukushima around 6 a.m. local time, and tsunami warnings and advisories are in effect. It was first reported as a 7.3 earthquake but […]