Structure of the Earth

A Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Off the Coast of Nicaragua

There is no danger of a tsunami

A strong earthquake of 6.7 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Nicaragua, world agencies reported.

The depth was 40 km. The epicenter was 80 km southwest of the city of Corinth, which has a population of over 19,000 people.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Australia earlier today.

/BTV

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Tsunamy Alert Issued

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck the Alaska Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said late on Wednesday.

The quake was at a depth of 35 km, USGS added.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System, which said the quake had a magnitude of 8.1, issued a tsunami warning for the U.S. Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Parliamentary report highlights tsunami risk in Marmara Sea

A report presented to parliament called for attention to the threat of tsunamis in the Marmara Sea in the event of a possible major earthquake expected in Turkey's northwestern region.

Drafted by a parliamentary subcommittee investigating earthquake risks, the report underlined that Turkey is susceptible to tsunamis due to the high seismic activity under the sea.

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