Image by Rappler.com The quake occurs at 8:28 pm local (0228 GMT; 10:28 am, Manila time) on the Central American country’s Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Nov. 13, 2017) — A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, November 12 (November 13, Manila time) but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Continue reading Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica Destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, where nearly 100 died. Photograph: Pouria Pakizeh/AP Rescuers battle to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings after the 7.3 magnitude quake
November 13, 2017 — More than 140 people have been killed in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between the two countries, state media said.
Continue reading More than 140 killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region INJURED. An earthquake victim is aided at Sulaimaniyah Hospital on November 12, 2017, in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Shwan Mohammed/AFP The quake took place along a 1,500 kilometer fault line between the Arabia and Eurasia tectonic plates, the USGS says
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2017) — A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, November 12, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds more, triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, officials said.
Continue reading At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border Frank Bainimarama (L), prime minister of Fiji and host of the Bonn talks, meets with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar of Morocco. Photograph: James Dowson/UNFCCC Hosts Fiji will be aiming to build transparency and constructive dialogue – and this will be crucial to successfully ratcheting up the tough climate targets sidestepped at Paris
November 6, 2017 — Talanoa is a Fijian term for discussions aimed at building consensus, airing differences constructively, and finding ways to overcome difficulties or embark on new projects. It is one of
Continue reading Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide
MANILA, Philippines – How ready is Southern Luzon in case of a strong earthquake?
Continue reading Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill RUBBLE. Rescuers search for survivors amid the debris and rubble from a flattened building in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, 4 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP Authorities are still listening to anguished families who insist that painstaking rescue operations continue at a handful of sites
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 25, 2017) — Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City’s devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, September 24, 5 days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people.
Continue reading 5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 23, 2017) — Mexican authorities on Friday, September 22, extended a search for survivors of this week’s devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed.
Continue reading Mexico extends search for quake survivors COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2017) — The 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will be held on Wednesday, September 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Friday, September 22, through its Facebook page.
Continue reading NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27 Previously unrecognized tsunami dangers may threaten towns in the Aleutian Islands, like this one on Unalaska Island, Alaska, as well as parts of the U.S. West Coast and other far-flung shores. Credit: lfreytag/iStock/Getty Images Plus In a seismically quiet segment of Alaska’s subduction zone lie faults with structures similar to those of the system that caused the deadly Tohoku earthquake and tsunami
September 22, 2017 — Recent high-resolution imaging of a major subduction zone running along the Aleutian Islands shows that an area known as the Shumagin Gap may pose a significant tsunami risk
Continue reading Faults off Alaska Look Akin to Those Behind 2011 Japan Disaster HELPING HAND. Volunteers clean the debris from damaged houses in Jojutla de Juarez on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Enrique Castro Sanchez/AFP Businessmen in ties, students in jeans, doctors in scrubs and other ordinary people from all walks of life have joined professional rescue teams in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 21, 2017) — Climbing onto a pile of rubble that used to be a building may not seem the most obvious thing to do for someone who has just survived an earthquake.
Continue reading Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico earthquake