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Natural Disasters

Late typhoon season to set record

August 9 was previous mark for a first hit, but unofficial weather observers say a Signal No1 should have been hoisted in July

Tuesday, 9 August, 2005, 12:00am

HK Observatory records earthquake off Indonesian coast

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.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Small band of emergency staff get city moving again

Preparing buses, trains and ferries for post-typhoon rush was an all-night job

While most of Hong Kong slept through the worst of Typhoon Imbudo, 15 staff at the government's Emergency Transport Co-ordination Centre worked through the night to ensure public transport services would resume smoothly yesterday morning.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am