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Tsunami Warnings Issued After Huge Mexico Quake

8.1 quake is country's strongest in decades

(Newser) - Tsunami warnings were issued for Mexico and several Central American nations after a massive earthquake off Mexico's southern coast just before midnight Thursday. The US Geological Survey says the 8.1 magnitude quake had an epicenter 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state, the AP reports. A... More »

Chile Under Tsunami Warning After 7.7 Quake

'I've lived for 10 years in the south and never felt something like that'

(Newser) - A 7.7 earthquake thundered through southern Chile on Sunday, shaking an earthquake-prone region and prompting the government to issue a preventative tsunami warning, reports the AP . The USGS says the temblor was centered about 25 miles southwest of Puerto Quellon at a depth of 10 miles. "As a... More »

Tsunami Kills 4 in Solomons

5-foot waves spawned from 8.0 quake

(Newser) - At least four people were killed after a powerful 8.0 magnitude quake struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific today, triggering a small tsunami, Reuters reports. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued, but later canceled, warnings for other South Pacific islands, Australia, and New Zealand. Two waves... More »

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