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  1. Scientific bickering continues as experts blame oil drilling for torrent

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... an earthquake.' But a string of international and local experts have argued that no scientific facts support the earthquake theory and that Lapindo Brantas is at fault. This group is headed by Richard Davies of Britain's Durham University, who conducted a study on the site last year. Dr Davies reasoned that Lapindo's drilling must have pierced a limestone formation 3km beneath ...

  2. Can whales predict a tsunami?

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... warning of underwater earthquakes? In 2011, before the Japan and New Zealand earthquakes occurred, many whales and dolphins got stuck on beaches in the two countries. And a recent scientific report from Mexico showed that a fin whale made a fast escape from the site of an underwater earthquake. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ... the one-hour flight south from Cairo- lit incense and made offerings of fruit. Each family member carried white chrysanthemums, which they laid at the site after making three customary bows. They were ...

  4. Plans to reinforce barrier at crash site 'substandard'

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Transport Department spokesman said. But Lo Kok-keung, a scientific officer with the department of mechanical engineering at Polytechnic University who visited the accident scene, said the barriers ...

  5. Quake jolts site of new nuclear power plant

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... station will be built next year, rekindling fears about the site's suitability. The 4.9-magnitude quake, the third-strongest to hit Yangjiang in 35 years, was felt 240km away in Hong Kong. ... Kong Observatory scientific officer Chan Ying-wa said the intensity of the shockwave felt in the city was three on a scale from one to 12. Three years ago Hong Kong felt the tremors from ...

  6. Safer sites, tighter rules urged

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... site.' The accident could have caused even more serious injury or death if the helicopter had been airborne when it hit the victim, Mr Wong said. There was no law governing where model aircraft could be flown and authorities should establish special sites for this activity. 'This kind of activity should be regulated or required to be conducted by organised clubs or groups,' ...

  7. Ultimatum on damage at leading scenic sites

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... sites after the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday ends on Monday. The ministry will name sites that fail to make the grade and suggest they be stripped of their status as national tourist areas, a circular posted on the ministry's website said. '[We] will announce the names of the country's 10 worst national scenic spots, historic sites and tourist areas ...

  8. Toxic soil pollutes free-trade zone site

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Border area is contaminated with dumped mud from Shenzhen river The site put forward for the proposed border free-trade zone is contaminated with thousands of tonnes ... light from the Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments. The 100-hectare site, east of the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint and adjacent to Shenzhen's Futian district, was part of Shenzhen before 1997. ...

  9. Slope data near landslide site to be released

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... interest even if the developer did not agree to the disclosure. Cracks about 35 metres long were discovered in October along a stretch of Po Shan Road directly above the construction site at 55 ... Stella Lee Mid-Levels development in spotlight as unstable road evokes memory of tragedy Slope data from a Mid-Levels construction site near the location of a landslide in which 67 people ...

  10. New site for quake-hit city questioned

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... to shift the town to a safer location. Though the site for the new city has not been formally announced, Mr Khan, a top official from the nearby town of Mansehra, said a location named Bakaryaal ... that was declared unsafe by a team of foreign experts. Their seismic report found that Balakot lay on three major fault lines. Mr Khan said he believed the proposed site offered the best alternative, ...




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