A number of webpages for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration featured alerts that pages would not be updated.
Parts of the U.S. and Canada have been issued tsunami warnings after the 8.0-magnitude quake.
The last major earthquake from this zone was in 1700.
The quake was the second recorded in New Caledonia in 12 hours and the third in a month.
Scientists had been working to discover the origins of the Aitape skull since it was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929.
As frightening as they are, real tsunamis do much less damage than storms—and they may be less common than scientists realized.
It's still coming, six years later.
Scientists discover a geological structure in the Shumagin Gap similar to the one that produced the deadly Tohoku earthquake.
The largest study of Javan rhinos suggests these beasts are hovering on the edge of extinction.
The device uses 70,000 liters of water to simulate a giant wave and its effect on coastal areas.
The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, 2011 killed more than 15,000.
“At least once a month, I have nightmares of waves submerging me."