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  1. The people open their hearts

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Will Clem

    ... the first anniversary of a catastrophe that shocked the nation to its core. In Tiananmen Square, a small group of people gathered at 2.28pm- the moment the earthquake struck- and began chanting ... reported. Students in primary and secondary schools nationwide carried out fire and earthquake drills and received first-aid training on the first national 'disaster prevention, disaster ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Sandy deals Haiti worst blow to recovery since earthquake

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Fauche

    ... at least 54 people. Three weeks after the hurricane, Haiti, still struggling to recover from the earthquake in January 2010, is facing its biggest blow to reconstruction and slipping deeper ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    12 feared dead in magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... 6.8 quake A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar yesterday, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and killing as many as 12 people. No casualties ... from the bridge's collapse, while five were still unaccounted for. Weekly Eleven also said two monasteries in Kyaukmyaung collapsed, killing two people. "This is the worst earthquake ...

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    Earthquake off Philippines spurs small tsunami, one dead

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:31am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 7.6-magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late Friday, killing at least one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and generating negligible tsunami surges. A tsunami alert original ...

  5. Frog invasion spawns fears of earthquake

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... earthquake. However, earthquake authorities in both cities say that massed ranks of the amphibians do not herald quakes. A resident in the town of Dunkou in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, found ... the Modern Express reports. One resident said she was astonished to see a large number of small frogs near her home on Saturday morning. A Jiangsu Earthquake Bureau official was quoted as saying ...

  6. Geologist is crying wolf on earthquake threat facing HK

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into a liquid. Liquefaction doesn't just happen on the beach. It also takes place on a much larger scale, for example when the vibrations from an earthquake hit land reclaimed from the sea. If the shockwaves from a sizable earthquake were ever to hit Hong Kong, much of the land reclaimed from the sea in recent decades would turn into a similar gloop. That means the ground under Exchange Square ...

  7. Judge's faulty logic makes us quake

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It's a pretty stunning charge: scientists face trial for manslaughter because they failed to predict a deadly earthquake. This is not fiction. In Italy, a judge has thrown the book at some of the country's top seismologists for not warning of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the medieval city of L'Aquila in 2009, leaving 308 people dead. The accused ...

  8. Reunited at last

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tudo got his owner outside before their house collapsed in the Sichuan earthquake. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSTRUCTION

    Hong Kong considers making buildings quake-resistant

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Proposal aired to make new buildings quake-resistant to tackle city's vulnerability Signs of a shift in HK's earthquake strategy Shanghai has them. So does New York. And so, too, do France, Germany, Australia and South Korea. Hong Kong, where the risk of earthquakes is similar to all these places, doesn't. But last week ...

  10. Should schools teach students earthquake safety measures?

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yu, Ronald Ling

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, Elaine Yu Yee-nee Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School I don't think it's a good idea that students learn earthquake safety at school. We ... topics for students to train them to become global citizens. what's more, If students were taught earthquake safety, shouldn't they also be taught tsunami safety or tornado safety? ...




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