Tokyo, Japan (GaeaTimes.com) – After the 8.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Chile on Saturday, Tsunami warnings were issued for Hawaii, Japan and parts of Australia. Nearly half million people in Japan were moved to higher ground as the coastal areas across the vast pacific region were open to the lethal tsunami waves. As the time passed, only small waves appeared and there are zero reports of damage so far.
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Parma cut a path across the Philippines’ northern edge on Saturday, killing four people but sparing the capital from a second flood disaster as the storm churned toward Taiwan.
WASHINGTON — NFL players of Samoan background got an update from the U.S. government and the Red Cross Friday on recovery efforts in the tsunami-stricken Samoas.
2nd quake shakes Indonesia after temblor kills 467
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A disaster management official says 13 people have been killed and thousands trapped under flattened buildings in a powerful earthquake in western Indonesia.
WELLINGTON - The Pacific island death toll from Tuesday’s tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.0-magnitude undersea earthquake, continued to rise as more bodies were recovered from the debris of villages and tourist resorts and was set to reach at least 120, reports from the region said.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his deepest sympathies are with the people of American Samoa and Samoa who lost loved ones after an earthquake sent a massive tsunami toward the Pacific islands.
APIA, Samoa — Federal disaster officials say “tens of thousands” of people on American Samoa and Samoa will need their help after a lethal tsunami in the South Pacific.
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 has reportedly struck the region of Western Indonesia on Wednesday thereby causing serious damage to the properties. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was recorded to have struck at about 33 miles from the city of Padang.
BAGHDAD — A string of bombings killed at least 18 people across Iraq on Monday, shattering a relative lull in violence during the celebration last week that marked the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
TOKYO — Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami warning all along its eastern coast after a strong earthquake hit Samoa in the Pacific Ocean.
APIA, Samoa — A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people out to sea, leaving at least 99 dead and dozens missing.
WASHINGTON — The White House has declared a major disaster in American Samoa following a deadly tsunami.
TOKYO — Small tsunami waves caused by a powerful earthquake that hit Samoa in the Pacific Ocean reached Japan on Wednesday, officials said.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa, flooding and flattening villages, killing dozens of people and leaving several workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities.
APIA, Samoa — A police official says 63 people are confirmed dead in Samoa following a tsunami that smashed the southern shore of the South Pacific nation.
JAKARTA - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island Wednesday, toppling buildings and sparking panic among residents, officials and local television reports said.
HONOLULU — The earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Samoa and American Samoa prompted officials in Hawaii to take precautions against possible devastating flooding as some residents prayed that loved ones in their homeland survived.
No tsunami expected on West Coast from sea earthquake
LOS ANGELES — Experts say a magnitude-7.9 quake in the South Pacific is not expected to produce a tsunami along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia or Alaska.
7.9 quake hits South Pacific, tsunami alert issued
APIA, Samoa — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck in the South Pacific between Samoa and American Samoa. A tsunami alert has been issued for the region.
At least 39 dead as quake, tsunami hit Samoas
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa early Tuesday, flattening villages, killing at least 39 people and leaving dozens of workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities.
BEIJING — China’s devastating earthquake last year that left some 90,000 people dead or missing was caused by a geological event that occurs about once every 4,000 years, a study led by Chinese researchers said Sunday.
BAGHDAD — A tanker truck packed with explosives ripped through an Iraqi police outpost Monday, killing at least seven people in a suicide attack at a former insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area have reported a quiet night after a tsunami advisory was issued Tuesday for the coastal areas of California and Oregon.
TEHRAN — Iran said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles during military drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard, a show of force days after the U.S. warned Tehran over a newly revealed underground nuclear facility it was secretly constructing.
A Tsunami watch has been issued by Pacific Tsunami Warning Center / NOAA / NWA, following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off Southern Sumatra, which affected Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The Tsunami watch is in effect for Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia.
Quake triggers tsunami in the Samoas, killing 82
APIA, Samoa — A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific hurled massive tsunami waves at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people out to sea, leaving at least 82 dead and dozens missing.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A tsunami swept into Pago Pago (Pan-go, pan-go) in American Samoa shortly after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 shook the Pacific area.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Towering tsunami waves spawned by a powerful earthquake swept ashore on two South Pacific island chains early Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens of others missing at devastated National Park Service facilities.