Tag Archives: natural disaster
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 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 17, 2011 at 12:34 am, by bdg
The storm is the major type of disaster plaguing the Philippines. 81 percent of Filipinos affected by a disaster type was, you guessed it, due to a storm. So be in the know. Be informed if your area is prone to flooding and be prepared for the worst. Read more. http://www.nababaha.com/
Written on March 16, 2011 at 8:07 am, by bdg
With the recent string of earthquakes occurring all over the world, it is logical that we should prepare for this type of disaster. But in preparing for the worst earthquake, don’t forget that other disasters could hit your area. It would be best to research on what natural disaster(s) is your area prone to, and to prepare for them. In hindsight, The Science Channel listed the Top 10 Natural Disasters to show that a storm or a wildfire could be just as menacing as an earthquake or a tsunami. Read more. http://science.discovery.com/top-ten/2009/natural-disasters/natural-disasters-10.html
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