Friday, July 17, 2009

Earthquake & Tsunamis

Earthquakes & Tsunamis  -- originally posted on July 15

Two significant earthquakes hit near the southwest coast of New Zealand. After the initial quake of 7.8 (at 5:22 am EDT), a second earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit the same area 19 minutes later.

Also of note, a 5.0 magnitude quake occurred in the Pacific south of Alaska between the two NZ quakes.

This is a link of latest activity. Subtract 4 hours from the time to get EDT (it’s in a 24 hour form, so 13 is 1 pm, etc)

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center:

Original tsunami warning for NZ:

Tsunami advisory for Hawaii: