Powerful Earthquake Disrupts Papua New Guinea Oil and Gas Operations

By Charlotte Greenfield and Sonali Paul WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, disrupting communications and oil and gas operations. The tremor hit near the centre of Papua New Guinea's main island around 560 km (350 miles) from … [Read more...]

California Maritime Academy Confirms No Injuries or Significant Damage After Strong Bay Area Earthquake

The California Maritime Academy has confirmed no reports of injuries or significant damage after a 6.0 earthquake shook the Bay Area just north of the Vallejo campus. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 6.05 Mw earthquake was recorded Sunday at 3:20 a.m. local time approximately 4 miles NW of American Canyon, California, or approximately 8 miles NNW of Vallejo, at … [Read more...]

Chile Assesses Damage After Massive Quake, Tsunami

By Anthony Esposito and Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO, April 2 (Reuters) - Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact looked mostly limited. Over 900,000 people who evacuated the country's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after … [Read more...]

Animation Shows Tsunami From 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Chile

Here is the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's near real-time animation for the tsunami from northern Chile following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that was centered just off the coast on 1 April 2014. The animation shows simulated tsunami wave propagation for 30 hours followed by an "energy map" showing the maximum open-ocean wave heights over that period and the forecasted … [Read more...]