California town builds 'tsunami-resistant' port

It does not matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the US west coast generally aims any tsunami surges at the tiny California port town of Crescent City.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:14am

Tokyo Olympic bid is 'healing Japan's wounds'

Tsunekazu Takeda

Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games was helping to heal the wounds left by the massive quake and tsunami that killed nearly 19,000 people in Japan last year, the bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda said.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Relief workers not ready when Japan quake hit, says adviser

Although many Japanese were prepared for earthquakes, the nation's relief workers were not ready when disaster struck in March, the senior emergency adviser for Save the Children's global emergency team said on a visit to Hong Kong.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK tsunami risk is small, but one we can't ignore

Few major cities can match the safety standards Hong Kong has attained. We've got a low crime rate, terrorism has so far been mercifully absent, and we would seem to have all but tamed our natural environment.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Grim reminder of the humbling power of nature

We know the scale of death and destruction that can be wrought by a tsunami generated by a massive earthquake under the ocean floor. The Boxing Day, 2004, Asian tsunami that devastated several countries following a 9.2 magnitude undersea quake taught us that.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Do we have a duty to help our fellow Asians affected by disaster?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Claudia Yip, 17, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

In the space of a few days, Asia was hit by two severe natural disasters - the cyclone in Myanmar on May 2 and the earthquake in Sichuan on May 12. All of Asia shared the pain. To heal the wounded souls, contributions were needed immediately.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Sai Kung and Lantau most at risk from tsunami, study finds

Areas of Sai Kung and Lantau Island would be most at risk from a tsunami close to 2 metres high if there was a repeat of the strongest earthquake recorded in the South China Sea near the Philippines, the Observatory says.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Words to heal

KIMINA LYALL doesn't feel entitled to call herself a tsunami survivor. After all, she was never in the water. Rather, Lyall was atop the hill she clambered up as the sea, which just minutes before had sucked back almost a kilometre from the golden Thai beach below her, rushed towards the land in a huge, seething white mass.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Helping tsunami survivors

LAST MONTH, 20 volunteers from Macau, half of them students, spent $3,000 of their savings and five days of their summer holidays visiting tsunami survivors in Khao Lak, once a budding tourism hotspot in Thailand that was severely hit by last December's tsunami.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Tsunami survivors as much in need as ever

Like nothing before, the Indian Ocean tsunami brought the world closer together. For a time, without regard for nationality, politics or religion, the disaster that affected 11 Asian and African countries six months ago today united people with the common goal of saving lives.

26 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Tsunami fails to sink tourism outlook

Travel association predicts double-digit growth for the sector across Asia

The December 26 tsunami might have bruised the tourism industry in 11 Indian Ocean countries in the short term, but the Asian region would nevertheless see robust tourism growth this year, industry officials heard in Macau yesterday.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Generosity meant few died of avoidable diseases

The tsunami 100 days ago touched the hearts of people in every corner of the world.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

After 100 days, the emergence from calamity stands as a testament to the human spirit

The disastrous Asian tsunami thundered the message that nature is unpredict- able: mostly placid, sometimes uncon- trollably violent. Humankind, caught up in the tumult, may seem helpless - but as this disaster has shown, also adaptable and innovative.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Asian Tsunami Recovery & Rediscovery

Today the Post begins ten days of tribute to the spirit of communities across Southeast Asia as they rebuild in the wake of disaster. Theirs is a story of resilience and fortitude, nowhere better captured than in the eyes and smiles of these children, orphaned but undaunted.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


The Department of Applied Social Studies of City University (CityU) has launched a fund-raising project to help rebuild an orphanage in Aceh, Indonesia.

The department is also planning to send staff and students to Aceh to do voluntary work this summer.

22 Feb 2005 - 12:00am