SEARCH

Entries in tsunami warning (2)

Wednesday
Sep052012

7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in Effect

iStockphoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: Tsunami warnings have been canceled.

(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) -- A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of Central America.

The 25-mile deep quake hit the country just before 9 a.m. local time, 88 miles west from the capital of San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  It's magnitude was originally reported at 7.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.

No casualties or major damages have been reported.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Aug312012

7.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Eastern Coast of Philippines 

Hemera/Thinkstock(MANILA, Philippines) -- A 7.6 magnitude earthquake that was 21.7 miles deep has struck off the eastern coast of the Philippine Islands.

The quake hit 58 miles east of Sulangan at 8:47 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami warning was issued for Belau, Indonesia the Philippines and several other regions earlier, but later canceled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake struck along the active quake zone in the Pacific known as the "Ring of Fire."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio







ABC News Radio