giovedì 8 ottobre 2009

Australia: Allarme Tsunami Dopo Forte Terremoto Vanuatu

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(AGI) - Sydney, 7 ott. - Lo statunitense Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre ha diffuso un allarme tsunami per l'Australia dopo dopo un sisma di 8.1 gradi Richter che ha colpito l'arcipelago di Vanuatu, circa 1750 chilometri a est del territorio australiano. Lo hanno riferito i media locali. L'allarme tsunami riguarda anche Solomone, Nauru, Papua Nuova Guinea, Tuvalu, Fiji, Nuova Caledonia e le altre isole nel sud-ovest dell'Oceano Pacifico.

Fonte: Yahoo Notizie


(CNN) -- Two major earthquakes struck 15 minutes apart Thursday morning near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 7.8, struck at 9:03 a.m. (6:03 p.m. ET) at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) and an epicenter 295 km (180 miles) north-northwest of Luganville, Espiritue Santo, Vanuatu.

The second quake, with a magnitude of 7.3, struck at 9:15 a.m. (6:18 p.m. ET) at the same depth and an epicenter of 590 km (365 miles) northwest of Port-Vilia, Efate, Vanuatu.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an expanding regional tsunami warning and watch for parts of the Pacific near the first earthquake's epicenter.
The center also issued a tsunami advisory, meaning the possibility of a tsunami exists, for Hawaii and said further evaluation of the event could see the threat alert elevated

Fonte: CNN

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