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Tonga eruption was so intense, it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell

January 26, 2022 9:52 am

The pulse registered as perturbations in the atmospheric pressure lasting several minutes as it moved over North America, India, Europe and many other places around the globe.

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

January 18, 2022 10:47 pm

The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast when strong waves moved the boat and caused a spill.

Watch: Volcano erupts near Tonga, islanders rush to escape waves

January 15, 2022 3:44 pm

🔴 There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage as communications with the small nation remained problematic.

Strong quake shakes Indonesia's capital; no tsunami alert

January 14, 2022 8:28 pm

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.6 quake was located in the Indian Ocean about 88 kilometers (54 miles) southwest of Labuan, a coastal town in Banten province.

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful undersea quake

December 14, 2021 11:26 am

🔴 Indonesia has lifted a tsunami alert following a magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake that struck off Flores Island, triggering panic in a region prone to fatal quakes.

Agency cancels Hawaii tsunami watch after huge Pacific quake

March 05, 2021 9:30 am

The agency previously cancelled a tsunami warning it had issued for American Samoa.

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes New Zealand; no tsunami threat

June 16, 2019 7:14 am

The Kermadec Islands, a volcanic archipelago, are prone to earthquakes. The islands are a dependency of New Zealand and lie at the western edge of the Kermadec Trench.

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea, prompts tsunami threat

May 14, 2019 9:17 pm

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3.3 feet) were possible along coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the epicenter, including Papua New Guinea and the nearly Solomon Islands.

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

December 28, 2018 9:27 pm

Indonesia's disaster agency said that 426 people died in the Sunda Strait tsunami that struck Sumatra and Java without warning on Saturday. That was slightly lower than previously announced due to some victims being recorded twice.

Indonesia hunts for survivors as tsunami death toll crosses 400, thousands homeless

December 25, 2018 1:12 pm

More than 1,400 people were injured, and about 12,000 residents had to move to higher ground, with a high-tide warning extended to Wednesday.


Indonesia: Earthquake triggered-tsunami claims more than 800 lives, leaves trail of destruction

October 01, 2018 12:15 pm

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.

The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

December 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.


Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.