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Are We Prepared for the Next Big Mediterranean Tsunami?

The Mediterranean sea straddles two tectonic plates and is lined by large towns and cities. We need to take the tsunami threat seriously, argues Matthew Blackett, a senior lecturer at a British University.  By Matthew Blackett Nearly a century has passed...

Tsunami Warning Issued as 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

Japan has issued a major tsunami warning after a series of strong earthquakes. The quakes hit Ishikawa and nearby prefectures, with one having a preliminary magnitude of 7.6, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. It issued a major tsunami warning...

The Ancient Earthquake That Destroyed Nearly Everything on Crete

Crete faced incredible destruction in antiquity after an ancient quake destroyed nearly everything on the island and the region in 365 AD. In fact, the underwater earthquake, which is believed to have been of a magnitude 8.0 or higher, destroyed...

Mount Etna Collapse ‘Could Trigger Tsunami in Ionian Sea

Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s biggest active volcano, is slipping eastwards into the sea, and scientists fear that it could trigger a catastrophic tsunami. Scientists are concerned that the slow movements that have been measured on Mount Etna’s southeastern flank...

The Four Areas in Greece Most in Danger of Tsunami

There are four areas in Greece that are most likely to be hit by a tsunami following a strong earthquake, a Greek seismologist warned recently. UNESCO scientific partner Dr. Gerasimos Papadopoulos said that the four coastal areas in Greece include...

Earthquakes that Devastated Asia Minor in the Ancient Times

The recent earthquake tragedy to strike Turkey was not the first of its kind. Even in ancient times, the territory now known as Turkey was struck by numerous earthquakes. Some of them were devastating to the ancient nations that...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California, Causing Power Outage

Residents in Northern California received an unexpected wakeup call early on Tuesday morning when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled the Eureka area, located about 280 miles northwest of Sacramento. The earthquake struck at 2:34 a.m. local time, destroying homes...

Asteroid Impact Likely to Have Caused Mars Mega-tsunami

A major asteroid impact similar to the Chicxulub collision in a shallow ocean region is most likely to have led to a Mars mega-tsunami. The Chicxulub impact contributed to untold devastation and mass extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs on Earth...

Global Tsunami After Asteroid Impact Caused Extinction of Dinosaurs

A global tsunami was caused by the asteroid responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs. The asteroid struck nearly sixty-six million years ago near the Chicxulub Puerto and Chicxulub Pueblo communities. Recently, a group of University of Michigan scientists revealed the...

Tsunami Warning Issued after Powerful Earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was issued after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake struck in northern Japan, just off the coast of the region of Fukushima. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake hit 60...