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  1. HK Observatory records earthquake off Indonesian coast

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 12.09pm: A new earthquake was reported off the coast of Indonesia measuring about 6.2 on the Richter Scale by the Hong Kong Observatory on Thursday morning. The most recent tremor, classified as an?Intense Earthquake?, was recorded at 9.02am, a spokesman for the observatory said. The quake?s epicentre was located about 60km west southwest of Banda Aceh, over ...

  2. New satellite centre helps predict natural disasters

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... the station could also monitor tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, the institute's director, Lin Hui, said yesterday. He said the station was 'more effective for disasters that last a long ...

  3. Wave of recriminations

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Two years after the tsunami hit, Indonesia is struggling to rehouse thousands as efforts are hampered by corruption, squabbling and poor planning, writes Fabio Scarpello Andy Jamahuddin, 39, is building a gate outside his orange-coloured, tiny two-bedroom ...

  4. Carmakers yet to feel full impact of Japan crisis

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japan's port before the earthquake,' said Tomo Kinoshita, Nomura's deputy head of economics, Asia excluding Japan. 'So the real impact is likely to occur some time soon.' Japan's deadly earthquake took place on March 11, six weeks ago. Almost one-fifth of passenger sedan vehicles sold in China last year came from Japanese manufacturers, including joint-venture ...

  5. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... showing that the average life expectancy for a woman was down to 85.9 years- with the authorities citing last year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster as a factor, along with a rise ...

  6. Kinshasa No Kiseki does it again

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken In the absence of Hong Kong stars Green Birdie and Joy And Fun, who had been slated for a trip to Osaka before the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan on March 11, the Takamasunomiya Kinen (1,200m) was run and won at Hanshin racecourse yesterday. And despite moving from Chukyo racecourse in 2010, the new, second leg of the 2011 Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) saw ...

  7. Tsunami Alert

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Tsunami Alert by Oakley Brooks Marshall Cavendish Editions, HK$130 Anyone who has returned to areas levelled by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami will understand what geologist Kerry Sieh means when he talks about unfettered rebuilding in earthquake and tsunami-prone zones, pointing out there's nothing in gene pools that stops people behaving in ways that avoids ...

  8. Tours resume to quake-hit region

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin and Amy Nip A Hong Kong travel agency has resumed tours to northeastern Japan, four months after the deadly earthquake and tsunami ravaged the area and despite record high ... by raging tsunami waters after the March 11 earthquake. 'We are not sending tourists to Fukushima or the nuclear plants, so there is no risk,' said group tour guide Albert Ng Wai-hung. ...

  9. Myanmar pulls plug on dam project

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a geographical fault line. An earthquake could prove disastrous for locals. ...

  10. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Also aboard the flight are four peacekeeping officers, replacing four who were killed in the earthquake. Beijing maintains a 125-member peacekeeping force in Haiti, also through the auspices ... worth 48 million yuan in materials and other supplies to Haiti, plus US$3.6 million in cash. The death toll in the 7.3-magnitude earthquake on January 12 is more than 110,000 to date. ...




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