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Tsunami Warning After 7.0 Earthquake Hits Japan

Tsunamis of up to 3 feet could hit

(Newser) - A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of southern Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency said tsunamis of up to 3 feet could hit the coast of Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu and small islands... 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 »

7.5 Quake Rattles Alaska

Tsunami warning issued, then canceled

(Newser) - A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Alaska about midnight local time, though authorities canceled a tsunami warning for southern parts of the state and coastal Canada. The quake was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, said the US Geological Survey. No reports of damage or flooding were initially... More »

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