A private forecasting company is blaming the National Weather Service for a false tsunami alert sent to users’ mobile phones Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m., social media was a buzz after many people in Connecticut received a weather text on their phone which looked as though it came from WTNH News 8.
Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear.
A reported 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island this morning resulting in tsunami alerts and evacuations being issued.
An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years.
Powerful earthquake rumbles Ecuador early Wednesday morning
At first, it was 2011 all over again.
Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country’s latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption triggered the weekend tragedy.
A 6.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air.