American Geological Institute USGS revised the estimation for the earthquake magnitude produced in Samoa, from 7.9 to 8.0, while the Pacific Tsunami Center estimated the magnitude at 8.3 degrees.
According to CNN, the earthquake generated a tsunami of about 3 meters in the Pacific.
Authorities have issued alerts for American Samoa, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji and warnings for areas located at greater distance from the epicenter, including Hawaii and Papua New Guinea.
The height of the wave was estimated at 7.5 meters, causing greatest damage and destroying many buildings in the coast area.
According to Reuters, at least 113 people were killed in the Samoa Islands following the earthquake which caused the tsunami.
Authorities have estimated the seismic wave will not affect the U.S. coast and Canada.
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Reputable climatologists and geologists prophecies about the future are not encouraging at all for mankind. According to their studies, the acceleration of global warming will most definitely cause earthquakes and tsunamis on the whole surface of the globe.
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and huge tsumani waves will become increasingly common as the planet heats under the greenhouse effect. Geological changes influenced by global warming will also lead to large emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas stored in solid form under the permafrost layer and the seabed and ocean, in larger quantities than all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today.
The climate changes will affect not only the planet’s atmosphere, unfortunately, but also earth shell. The whole Earth is an interactive system. When the ice at the poles will melt, earth will be pressed by the enormous amount of water in the Global Ocean. This phenomenon will lead to strong earthquakes that will cause in turn the appearance of underwater landslide tsunamis, said Professor Bill McGuire of the University College London.
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