Following a warning after massive earthquakes, Indonesians were told to evacuate
Indonesian earthquakes set off a panic, and for residents thankfully not a Tsunami. Early this morning, two massive earthquakes with magnitudes ranging between 8.2 and 8.6 shook the coast of the Indonesian island Sumatra, setting off a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean. According to CNN however, an expert said the location of the second quake reduced the possibility of a tsunami, which allowed the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to be cancel it’s advisory.
Residents of Oklahoma currently dealing with aftershock after record-breaking earthquake
The state of Oklahoma had a 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday night, the largest earthquake in the region since 1952. Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks well after the earthquake.
Rescue workers used shovels, heavy machinery and their bare hands to remove the rubble remaining from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which hit Ercis, Turkey and Van, Turkey early Sunday morning, according to CNN.com.
Earthquake, subsequent tsunami more expensive than Katrina.
According to the Associated Press, the total cost of Japan's earthquake and tsunami is somewhere between $200 and $300 billion. The exact cost is not known yet but it will be the most costly disaster ever. This is due to the extensive damage to roads, houses, business and utilities across seven prefectures.
Previously, the title went to the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, which cost $125 billion to New Orleans region.
Senior Chelsea McElligatt calls home after the quake.
It was 2:30 a.m. in Skaneateles when Dorothy and Frank Duester received a call from their granddaughter, Chelsea McElligatt, according to The Post-Standard. It was 4:30 p.m. in Toyama, Japan when McElligatt experienced the moment of a lifetime -- an 8.9 earthquake that tore apart Japan.
McElligatt is studying abroad as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. This is the fourth earthquake she experienced since traveling to Japan in August.
Tsunami warning for Hawaii downgraded to advisory, little damage reported.
The tsunami caused in the aftermath of a giant earthquake that hit Japan did minimal damage to several islands in Hawaii, according to CNN. Waves of six to seven feet were reported on Maui, Hawaii's "big island," but little to no damage has been reported so far.
Japanese official evacuate residents near nuclear site.
Japanese officials told residents living near nuclear plants to evacuate their homes Friday morning, according to CNN. Officials say there has not been a leak reported yet but admit they are having trouble cooling one of the nuclear facilities.
Nuclear Regulatory Agency says county's facilities safe due to location, structure.
Despite concerns over Japan's nuclear power plants in light of the recent earthquake, U.S. regulators said they are confident that Oswego's nuclear power plants were built to withstand an earthquake, reports The Post- Standard.
More than 200 missing, 113 dead as crisis deepens.
Efforts are continuing to find for the more than 200 missing this Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake devastated the town earlier this week, according to CNN. Many relatives of those missing, however, are losing hope that their loved ones will be found alive.
113 people have been declared dead from the earthquake and many of the missing are feared dead.