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Pakistan earthquake affects over 300, 000 people
Sep 27, 2013 According to a UN agency the number of people killed in the quake that struck parts of Balochistan province on 24 September continues to rise.
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Security fears hold back relief work in quake-hit Pakistan
Sep 30, 2013 The security situation is a concern for many international humanitarian agencies trying to help the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan.
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Asia, Africa approve new mechanism for disaster warning systems
Jun 26, 2012 Twenty-one countries have agreed to develop a financial mechanism for the sustainability of the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES), at the inaugural RIMES Ministerial Conference, held in New Delhi.
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Death toll from Myanmar quake hits 26: Red Cross
Nov 15, 2012 The tremor, which struck Myanmar at the weekend, also damaged 22 hospitals, 137 religious buildings, 48 government offices and four schools.
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Nepal creates earthquake awareness through schoolchildren
Aug 21, 2011 Thousands of school children in Nepal are benefiting from an earthquake awareness program organised by the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS). Students in this earthquake-prone country receive training in first aid, triage, light search and rescue and basic disaster management planning.
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Response mechanisms need to be disaster-proof: experts
May 26, 2015 As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.
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Infra loopholes compound Nepal’s quake tragedy
Apr 30, 2015 Despite experts pointing out Kathmandu’s vulnerability to earthquakes, little was done to deal with an impending disaster like the one that struck Nepal last week.
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Analysing the new face of disaster response
Mar 31, 2011 Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies analyses how the humanitarian community and emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Commissioned by UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership, the report recommends ways to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies.
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Radio stations in Nepal ill-prepared for earthquakes
Oct 29, 2012 According to a study, over 90 percent of the population in Nepal owns a radio set and tunes into the radio stations across the country.
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Earthquake-proofing Nepal's at-risk airport
Apr 04, 2013 Taking a lesson from Haiti, Nepal prepares to introduce its earthquake preparedness plan to ensure its airport remains intact in case an earthquake strikes, making sure relief reaches the country easily.
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Japan: Earthquake stricken nuclear plant rocked by second explosion
Mar 14, 2011 A second hydrogen explosion has occurred at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant reactor, since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the northern part of the nation on Friday. Officials have said the reactor’s core container remains intact. The blast has triggered evacuations of tens of thousands of people from the area around the nuclear plant.
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Environmental lobbyists oppose new nuclear power stations across nations
Mar 14, 2011 Environmental activists around the world are urging governments to discard new nuclear power stations or greatly increase safety as many proposed projects are planned for areas susceptible to earthquakes and tsunamis. Following the massive ruin in Japan, fear of a nuclear tragedy from natural disasters is mounting.
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Japanese emperor delivers rare address on nuclear crisis
Mar 16, 2011 Emperor Akihito of Japan, in an unprecedented television address to the nation, said on Wednesday that he was “deeply worried” about the ongoing nuclear crisis at several stricken reactors. He urged citizens to act with compassion to overcome these difficult times. Akihito also thanked emergency workers and countries that have offered aid and assistance.
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Operation in Japan to cool nuclear reactors
Mar 17, 2011 In an attempt to bring down the radiation level, helicopters poured sea water on the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. This new operation to battle nuclear meltdown also aims to replenish water in a storage pond with spent fuel rods. However high wind makes it difficult to judge weather water has been dropped accurately on the reactors.
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Japan raises nuclear crisis level
Mar 18, 2011 Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the nuclear accident seriousness level at Fukushima power plant from four to five on the International Nuclear Event Scale. A Level 5 emergency involves severe damage to a reactor core, release of large quantities of of radiation and significant public exposure or radiation deaths.
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New research model to predict quake tsunamis
Mar 23, 2011 A new system will help forecast if an earthquake can cause a large tsunami. Developed by the US based Georgia Institute of Technology, the model calculates the rate of rupture and energy of the earthquake to identify potential threats.
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Chinese satellite to forecast earthquakes
Apr 20, 2011 China is developing a satellite which will detect electromagnetic signals preceding an earthquake. The satellite will work in tandem with ground based technologies to predict and monitor earthquakes.
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UN nuclear report highlights Japan safety flaws
Jun 20, 2011 A UN report highlights several shortcomings on the part of Japan both before and after a tidal wave crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The report says that the country was ill-prepared for a Tsunami threat to the plant.
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Nepal most vulnerable to damage from major quake, experts urge swift action
Feb 04, 2011 Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu is ranked as the most vulnerable to damage by a major earthquake but only a small fraction of the country’s infrastructure is designed to withstand its impacts. With limited resources and little support from international donors, local NGOs are working to provide emergency response training to schools, hospitals and construction workers.
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92 earthquakes in 20 years: Is Jaitapur safe for a nuclear plant?
Mar 18, 2011 Even as the government of India promises to put additional environmental safeguards to protect the proposed nuclear reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, the locals and environmental activists fear a Japan-like situation. The region has been vulnerable to several earthquakes in the past and its cracked grounds make it a moderate damage seismic zone category, say geologists.
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Nepal's straw houses to resist earthquakes
May 05, 2011 Built of straw with mud and cement plasters, these houses offer affordable and viable alternative to traditional concrete homes in effectively resisting an earthquake.
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Quake hits northeast India
Sep 20, 2011 A massive earthquake with its epicentre at the north-eastern Indian state of Sikkim has affected hundreds in India, Nepal and Tibet. Heavy monsoon rains are hampering the rescue efforts putting more lives at risk.
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Nepal: Indian quake a 'wake-up' call
Sep 21, 2011 The recent massive earthquake in northeast India, Nepal and Tibet is a ‘wake up’ call for people, says Nepal’s National Society for Earthquake Technology. It urges for increased earthquake preparedness and awareness.
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India: Sikkim quake victims struggle for healthcare, aid
Oct 27, 2011 A month later an earthquake struck the northeastern Indian state, people continue to lack proper medical care. Women, the worst affected in such disasters, are yet to get their compensations.
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Bangladeshi capital ill-prepared for earthquakes
Feb 23, 2012 Lack of awareness and unplanned urbanisation in Dhaka may risk more than 100,000 lives if an earthquake of high magnitude from the neighbouring Madhupur fault hits the capital.
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Earthquake rattles Asia
Apr 11, 2012 Panic strikes countries in South and South-east Asia as an 8.9 earthquake strikes Indonesia amid fears of a tsunami hitting low-lying coastal areas.
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Earthquake kills 80, injures 80 in southwest Pakistan
Sep 25, 2013 The army has despatched 300 soldiers, rescue and medical teams and a helicopter to the worst-hit areas.
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Balochistan earthquake victims receive medical care
Oct 07, 2013 The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has delivered medical care and relief for survivors of the Balochistan earthquake.
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Moderate quake jolts Sikkim in India
Sep 19, 2012 Exactly an year after a powerful earthquake killed 90 people and ravaged large parts of India's north-eastern state of Sikkim, a moderate tremor measuring 4.1 jolted the state on Tuesday evening, sending people out of their homes.
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Moderate earthquake shakes northern India
Aug 02, 2013 According to the Indian meteorological department, the epicentre of the earthquake was Doda in Jammu and Kashmir region.
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UN pledges aid to quake-hit Iran, Pakistan
Apr 17, 2013 After devastating earthquake that hit Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised assistance to the two nations.
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