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Written on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 am, by bdg
Rescuers in the Philippines are searching for survivors by digging debris with their bare hands after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the central Philippines which killed dozens of people.
According to the Philippines military, the current death toll has risen to 48 and 92 people are missing.
The earthquake collapsed bridges and damaged roads near Negros Island. Rescuers in search of missing people had to climb mountains to reach remote villages.
Homes are buried under soils and rock in Guihulngan City, which had also received heavy rains days before the quake, disaster officials said.
The U.S. embassy in Manila released a statement saying: “The embassy offers its condolences to all those affected by the recent earthquake near Dumaguete, and the following aftershocks.”
“Local and national authorities, working with civic organizations, are making significant efforts to assist victims of this tragic natural disaster. We applaud their dedication and expertise,” the statement said.
Written on February 8, 2012 at 9:54 am, by bdg
Manila Bulletin Stated that, “Rescuers continue to search for some 92 people believed still missing in the wake of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that jolted Negros Oriental, even as an Army official said the death toll increased to 48 as of Tuesday afternoon.”
Many Families are still hoping that their loved ones are still alive. The killerQuake left these damaged bridges include Martilo Bridge (La Libertad) not passable; Pangaloan Bridge (Jimalalud), collapsed; Oyangon Bridge (Ayungon), bridge approach damaged; San Jose Bridge, bridge twisted; and Bateria Bridge (Guihulngan), collapsed.
The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of Philippine has reported that an earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hit parts of Luzon today. The time at which 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck was 10:10 am. The epicenter of quake was 26 kilometers away from Nasugbu part of Batangas. The nature of quake was tectonic. Its intesity in Manila and in Dasmarinas its intensity was 4 in Quezon City, its intensity was 3. Its shocks were also felt atLubang and Looc towns. Here the shocks were of 2 intensity. The other cities where its shocks came were Pampanga, San Fernando where its intensity was 1. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of Philippine has said that after shocks of the earthquake are unexpected.
Categories: Natural disasters, Politics, Weather
Tags: Ayungon, earthquake, Guihulngan, Jimalalud, La Libertad, magnitude, manila, Nasugbu, unexpected
Written on May 12, 2011 at 12:51 am, by bdg
Two earthquakes struck Southern Spain this Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens more. Major damages to buildings were also accounted to the earthquakes which incurred the highest quake related death toll in Spain for over 50 years.
The epicenter of the quakes measuring 4.4 and 5.2 in magnitude were traced near the town of Lorca. The second quake following after about 2 hours when the first one hit.
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2011/0511/Spain-earthquake-2-temblors-kill-10-injure-dozens-Wednesday
Written on March 31, 2011 at 6:23 am, by bdg
180 brave souls taking shifts to cool down the damaged reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Known as the Fukushima 50 because they work on shifts of 50, they work knowing the full risk of being exposed to radiation. Knowing that it could directly cause their death, or increase risk of cancer. Still, they went head on without any hesitations, thinking only of the millions that will be saved by sacrificing themselves.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times staff writer, wrote about a 59 year old member of the Fukushima 50 who was six months shy of his retirement, yet still volunteered for the assignment.
Image Source: http://deepakjulien.com/50-brave-engineers-at-fukushima.html
Written on March 31, 2011 at 2:41 am, by bdg
It all started with a simple tweet from user OurManinAbiko. The idea is to compile stories, photos, anything significant about the March 11, 2011 disaster that hit Japan; and then publish it 2 weeks after the quake by 2:46PM.
The book, containing 30,000 words is said to have met the deadline. The book is for the benefit of the victims of the Japan earthquake through Red Cross Japan.
Visit http://www.quakebook.org/ for more information. Spread the word!
Written on March 17, 2011 at 8:10 am, by bdg
Here are several ways to donate to Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief and Recovery efforts:
1.) Donate through SMS and G-Cash:
Donating nowadays can be fast and effective; a simple text can help the lives of the people who were caught in Japan’s devastating Earthquake & Tsunami, 14th of March in the afternoon. Globe & Smart Subscribers may be able to donate by simply texting the amount. Globe Subscribers may also send their donations by making use of their G-Cash transfer. For detailed information Read More.
2.) Donate through Cash or Check:
If you’re planning to donate cash or by check simply send it to the PRC National Headquarters. The PRC Headquarters is located at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, and PO Box 280, Manila 1018. Also it is important that the checks are made payable to “The Philippine Red Cross (FAO of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster) to ensure that donations are made for the relief and recovery of Japan. PRC also makes arrangements for donation pick up. For detailed information Read More.
3.) Donate through Bank Deposit:
Donations can also be made by depositing on PRC bank accounts. Transaction slips should be faxed indicating your “Name, Address, Contact Number” and the remarks “FAO of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster” for it to be properly acknowledged. For detailed information Read More.
4.) Donate Online:
Online donation is the easiest way in giving donations for Japan, by visiting the Philippine Red Cross site, donations are acknowledged through PayPal. For detailed information Read More.
For more Information and Inquiries please visit: http://www.redcross.org.ph/japan or http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate
Image Source: http://www.redcross.org.ph/japan
Written on March 17, 2011 at 12:46 am, by bdg
Always be prepared. Know if your area is at risk from seismic events, tropical storms, or even from volcanic activities. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office for Asia Pacific provided a map that directly addresses this issue. Be informed of what natural hazard your area is at risk from, and be prepared. Read more. http://www.preventionweb.net/files/4179_OCHAPHLHazardv1070308.pdf
Written on March 16, 2011 at 8:05 am, by bdg
Earthquakes almost always cause great destruction on the wake of its path. The most recent major earthquake hit Japan with a magnitude of 8.9 which was later adjusted to a 9.0. And to make matters worse, it was followed moments after by a 10meter tsunami.
The earthquake that hit Japan, devastating as it may be, is actually not the world’s strongest seismic event. The largest recorded earthquake is from Chile which occurred on May 22, 1960. It measured to an astounding magnitude of 9.5.
The United States Geological Survey has listed the largest seismic events since 1900 and the recent earthquake in Japan ranked in at 4th. Read more. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/10_largest_world.php
Written on March 16, 2011 at 7:58 am, by bdg
Toshiro Tanimoto, special to CNN, writes the reasons why Japan will triumph over the tsunami attack that devastated the country. He expresses his amazement on how his fellow countrymen could remain so calm and civil after everything that has happened to them. He shares the story of a time when he bought water. With supplies currently decreasing, he found only 10 bottles of water on a near empty shelf in the grocery. To his surprise, it was still sold for 1$ per bottle. Wherein common business sense would deem the most logical thing to do is to raise the price, the grocery did not change the price because it would be taking advantage of someone who already endured such hardship. What’s even more astonishing is that Mr. Tanimoto only took 5 bottles, knowing that other people will visit the grocery, and would be needing water. Read more. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/14/tanimoto.trust.japan.quake/index.html?hpt=C2
Written on March 16, 2011 at 7:55 am, by bdg
The Japanese is greatly admired for their resilience and civility amongst pain and destruction, its people’s capacity to consider the welfare of its community rather personal benefits. Amidst the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in what can only be described as heroism that is only shown in movies or read in books, Japanese people risk their lives in trying to revert an otherwise impending disaster that may not only affect Japan but other countries like the Philippines as well. Read more, http://www.tonymarini.com/
Image source (Allvoices.com)