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An Earthquake hit Hawaii on Flanks of Kilauea volcano

An Earthquake hit Hawaii on Flanks of Kilauea volcano

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the Hawaiian archipelago on the flanks of Kilauea volcano on Friday, whose eruption the previous day caused lava flows, pink ash clouds and, more problematic, toxic fumes. The earthquake occurred at 1832 at a depth of 5 kilometres 16 km southwest of Leilani Estates, one of the localities where the authorities mobilised to keep hundreds of people away from the volcano.According to the US Geological and Seismological Agency (USGS), the earthquake occurred "almost exactly in the same place as the deadly earthquake of 1975, with a magnitude of 7.1" which left two dead and 28 wounded on the island of Hawaii, the largest of the American archipelago located in the Pacific.A previous magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck earlier Friday, and the authoritie...
Alaska earthquake: tsunami warning is lifted

Alaska earthquake: tsunami warning is lifted

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A powerful 7.9 magnitude Alaska earthquake was recorded Tuesday off the south coast of Alaska, triggering tsunami warnings and vigilance in the middle of the night on a long stretch of the west coast of Canada and the US, finally lifted by the authorities. A tsunami warning, the lowest level of warning, "remains in effect" for southern Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula but "there is no tsunami warning for the rest of the Pacific coast of North America, "writes the US Tsunami Monitoring Center at 6:40 am on its website aboutĀ Alaska earthquake."A tsunami was caused" by the Alaska earthquake but its height, above the tide level, on the concerned coasts did not finally exceed 30 centimeters.The earthquake occurred at 9:31 GMT ten kilometers deep in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 km southeast