Scientist found way to stop tsunamis in their tracks

Tsunamis - which can be caused by earthquakes, landslides, or any sudden release of energy underwater - are capable of devastating coastal regions when they hit land, and right now, there's not much we can do to stop them. But mathematician Usama

7.8 earthquake near Solomon Islands, tsunami alert issued for South Pacific

The earthquake hit less than 30 kilometers off the island of Makira -- and 70 kilometers southwest of the island's city of Kirakira -- about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday (12:38 p.m. ET Thursday), according to the US Geological Survey,

New 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, tsunami warning lifted

A tsunami warning was lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear plants early Saturday after a strong aftershock from a Thursday earthquake hit southern Japan, local media said, Reuters reports. The new quake, measuring 7.1 magnitude according to the Japan