November 2016: Earthquake, Tsunami in New Zealand
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.
1. Oklahoma Suffers 5.0 Earthquake 2. One Step Closer to Treatment, Vaccine for Zika 3. Earthquake and Tsunami Hit New Zealand 4. Wildfires Spread in Southeast U.S. 5. Scientists Announce Breakthrough in GMO Plants 6. Deadly Train Derailment in India 7. Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Schoolchildren 8. Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes 9. Zika Appears in Texas 10. Deadly Fires in Tennessee 11. Ecstasy Goes to Clinical Trials for PTSD Treatment
- Earthquake, Tsunami in New Zealand
- On Nov. 14, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits central New Zealand, causing aftershocks—including a 6.2 quake—and triggering a tsunami. The earthquake destroys roads, buildings, bridges, and causes landslides. Along with infrastructure damage, the earthquake kills 2 people. Prime Minister John Key states, "It's just utter devastation." This is the largest earthquake to hit New Zealand since 2009, also a 7.8.
- Photo source: David Alexander/SPNA via AP