Based on records in Japan and ghost forests and sediment cores in Washington, we know that, at around 9pm on this date in the year 1700, the Cascadia earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, sending a tsunami to Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia. 290 more words
PORT VILA, Vanuatu (CBS SF) — A strong earthquake shook the island capital of Vanuatu early Friday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.8 and struck at a depth of 218 kilometers (136 miles) at 3:47 a.m Thursday local time. 162 more words