Tongan man, 57, survives 27-hour swim after being swept away by tsunami

A 57-year-old disabled Tongan man has been hailed as a “real life Aquaman” for reportedly swimming roughly 27 hours straight after being swept out to sea during the devastating tsunami. Lisala Folau told local radio station Broadcom Broadcasting that he was painting his home on the tiny island of Atata on Saturday night when his brother alerted him about the tsunami after the eruption of the … Continue reading Tongan man, 57, survives 27-hour swim after being swept away by tsunami

Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast after Tonga volcano eruption

A tsunami advisory has been issued for the entire west coast of the US after an undersea volcano erupted near the South Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing ashore the island capital, officials said. “A Tsunami is occurring,” the US National Tsunami Warning Center posted on Twitter Saturday. The National Weather Service issued the tsunami advisory for people to avoid bodies of water in regions … Continue reading Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast after Tonga volcano eruption

7.5 magnitude earthquake near Alaska triggers tsunami warning

The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska, to Unimak Pass, Alaska. Sand Point, Alaska harbor area on June 7, 2016.Andy Varner / City of Sand Point via AP fileOct. 19, 2020, 6:12 PM EDT / Updated Oct. 19, 2020, 7:40 PM EDTBy Doha Madani A tsunami warning was issued for southern Alaska on Monday after a major earthquake and large … Continue reading 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Alaska triggers tsunami warning

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred Tuesday along the southern coastline of Mexico. The earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time (11:29 a.m. ET), with an epicenter located 11 kilometers southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán in Oaxaca state. Earlier estimates put the magnitude of the earthquake at 7.7, but that has been revised down to 7.4 (and additional revisions are possible). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that … Continue reading 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and is felt as far away as Miami

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami. A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George Town, but no tsunami was observed at Port Royal, Jamaica, or Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. A tsunami threat alert was lifted Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after the quake. Alec … Continue reading Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and is felt as far away as Miami

Puerto Rico rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with more tremors expected

A damaging earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Monday, with plenty of aftershocks expected. The magnitude 5.8 tremor happened at 5:32 a.m. ET, the US Geological Survey said.It was centered about 8 miles south-southeast of Indios, Puerto Rico, at a depth of about 3.7 miles below ground. No major injuries were reported, Puerto Rico Director of Emergency Management Carlos Acevedo said.He said some homes were damaged … Continue reading Puerto Rico rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with more tremors expected