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Earthquake

Earthquake disaster reduction

BANGLADESH is a disaster prone country like my country Japan. Bangladesh suffers frequently from various natural calamities such as cyclone, flood, storm surge, tornado etc. International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to evaluate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This country is situated in an earthquake prone region. Any time a medium to high magnitude earthquake in this region may bring tremendous property...

Editorial

Potential loss due to earthquake

THE possibility that more than a quarter of a million people might perish, and more than 73 percent of the more buildings would collapse, if a major earthquake were to strike the capital should get our town planners and disaster management department moving. The potential degree of building collapse in percentage terms in Chittagong and Rajshai is even more frightening. These figures emerged at a recent international seminar on seismic design and building retrofitting for safer cities. The country has...

Strong California causes injuries, damage

Strong California causes injuries, damage

A large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. The extent of the damage wasn't immediately clear. Two major injuries have been reported, and hospitals have been very busy with moderate injuries, Napa...

China quake toll climbs to 589

China quake toll climbs to 589

Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that hit Yunnan province on Sunday, officials say. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area, destroying thousands of houses and triggering landslides. A total of 589 people were killed and nine were missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. More than 2,400 people...

China quake toll climbs to 381

China quake toll climbs to 381

Rescuers dug through shattered homes Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province that killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1,800. About 12,000 mostly brick homes collapsed when the quake struck Sunday afternoon in the impoverished Ludian county, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan's...

Strong earthquake hits east Japan

Strong earthquake hits east Japan

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of...

No political dispute over Rooppur

Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander A Nikolaev yesterday said all major political parties in Bangladesh have broadly accepted the idea that the energy crisis in the country can greatly be solved through nuclear power generation. In an oblique reference to the BNP, he said a few weeks after the January 5 polls, a prominent standing committee member of a party had conveyed the thought that the party leadership would fulfill all the obligations and agreements which had been concluded between...

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and Myanmar a day earlier, smashing windows, cracking walls and roads and damaging Buddhist temples. The airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the shallow magnitude 6.3 temblor, evacuated...

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The US Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30am (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centered on a long-dormant fault line...

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea today and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), struck 68 kilometres southwest of Panguna on the...

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