Large seismic event similar to what preceded the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami underway off New Zealand’s North Island

A swarm of earthquakes has been triggered off the North Island’s east coast by a large seismic event similar to what preceded the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami. GNS Science has confirmed one of the largest “slow-slips” ever observed in New Zealand is currently underway off the coast of Gisborne in the Hikurangi subduction zone. This... Continue Reading →

Researchers: Mega-Tsunami Warning

Within the next 50 years, a magnitude nine earthquake in the Aleutian Islands could send a ‘mega-tsunami’ roaring toward Hawaii, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and causing billions of dollars in damage. Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa estimate that there is a nine percent chance of this happening in the next few... Continue Reading →

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