M 5.5 in Japan on 07 Aug 2018 15:12 UTC

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Fighting fire with fire: How controlled blazes are used to avert a greater catastrophe

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:49:00 +0200thenational (en)

As wildfires wreak havoc in California and leave 90 dead in Greece, Robert Matthews looks at why 'putting out the fire with gasoline' is often the only option Firefighters battle the Ferguson Fire, the largest fire in the Sierra National Forest's history, in California on August 8. Courtesy US Forest Service.

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to again refrain from eulogizing Koreans killed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 02:53:00 +0200japantimes (en)

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has said she will not send a memorial address for an annual ceremony to mourn Koreans who died in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake — including those murdered in the turmoil after the quake — for the second consecutive year. The memorial service is held on Sept. 1 every year at a metropolitan park in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:11:00 +0200missoulian (en)

In Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Namio Matsura, a 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan .

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:43:00 +0200wacotrib (en)

In Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Namio Matsura, a 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan .

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:38:00 +0200wcfcourier (en)

In Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Namio Matsura, a 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan .

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:26:00 +0200siouxcityjournal (en)

In Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Namio Matsura, a 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan .

A boost to seismology in Algeria

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:56:00 +0200natureasia-nmiddleeast (en)

An earthquake that hit Algeria in 2003 left more than 2,000 people dead. Orlovic. Algeria announced plans to construct an international research university for seismology with funding from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Asia & Pacific

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 04:27:00 +0200theepochtimes (en)

BANGSAL, Indonesia—Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. The national disaster agency stood by its latest death toll of 131 from....

73 Years Later, the 'A-Bomb" Gingko Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:24:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan , creating a fireball 1,200 feet in diameter. Disaster rained down upon the city, killing an estimated 150,000 people and leveling both the biological and man-made landscape. Little was left standing, but somehow the gingko....

Asia & Pacific

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:37:00 +0200theepochtimes (en)

KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia—The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday, Aug. 8 as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors.

Feed aggregator

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:31:00 +0200EC (en)

The latest update on the food security situation published by FAO, UNICEF and WFP indicates that more than six million people are facing "crisis" or "emergency" (IPC 3 and 4) levels of acute food insecurity. Compared to the same period last year (June July) this represents a 20% increase.

Life Five useful earthquake-monitoring apps

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:20:00 +0200JakartaPost (en)

Technology has come in handy for receiving alerts and information on disasters. In Indonesia, particularly, it would be useful to have ease of access to information as the archipelagic nation sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activities.

Japon: pourquoi des pluies sont-elles aussi meurtrières?

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:22:00 +0200journaldutchad (fr)

Le Japon cumule les catastrophes naturelles, des tremblements de terre aux typhons, en passant par les tsunamis et éruptions volcaniques et y est généralement bien préparé: comment se fait-il alors que les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues la semaine dernière aient été si meurtrières? Voici....

Fukushima siete años después

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:18:00 +0200cronista (es)

11 d. e marzo de 2011. 14:46, hora local. Un terremoto magnitud 9 sacudía la costa noreste de Japón, allí donde se emplaza la planta nuclear Fukushima Daiichi con sus seis reactores. Las tres unidades (1-3) que funcionaban ese día –el resto estaba en parada programada– se apagaron automáticamente y,....

Asia & Pacific

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 05:05:00 +0200theepochtimes (en)

TOKYO—A Japan ese medical school deliberately cut women’s entrance test scores for at least a decade, an investigation panel said on Aug. 7, calling it a “very serious” instance of discrimination, but school officials denied having known of the manipulations.

Michiko et Akihito en visite dans la préfecture d'Hokkaido, les plus belles photos

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 01:28:00 +0200parismatch (fr)

L’empereur du Japon Akihito et son épouse l’impératrice Michiko ont effectué, en ce début août, une visite de trois jours dans la préfecture d’Hokkaido. , le 30 avril prochain, l’empereur Akihito du Japon poursuit les déplacements officiels dans son royaume, malgré son âge et ses récents problèmes de santé .

Strong quake strikes off Japan's eastern coast

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:37:00 +0200japantoday (en)

A strong, shallow earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 and was 12.1 kilometers (7.6 miles) deep.

Strong quake strikes off Japan’s eastern coast

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:07:00 +0200dailyjournal (en)

TOKYO A strong, shallow earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 and was 12.1 kilometers (7.6 miles) deep.

Strong quake strikes off Japan’s eastern coast

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:01:00 +0200tribtown (en)

TOKYO A strong, shallow earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 and was 12.1 kilometers (7.6 miles) deep.

Shallow quake strikes off Japan's eastern coast

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:43:00 +0200dailysabah (en)

A strong, shallow earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 and was 12.1 kilometers (7.6 miles) deep.

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