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New Zealand issues tsunami warning after third 8.0 quake

Reuters.- Evacuation orders were issued for New Zealanders living in some areas on the east coast of the North Island after a third earthquake hit.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJul 28th, 2021

6.8-magnitude quake rattles northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast on Saturday, authorities said, but no tsunami warning was issued......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

A 6.9-magnitude quake struck eastern Indonesia on Friday, the US Geological Survey reported, but there was no tsunami warning issued and no immediate reports of casualties or major damage......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

6.6-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan: USGS

TOKYO, Japan – A strong but deep 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwest Japan early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage caused by the earthquake; its epicenter was 135 kilometers (84 miles) northwest of Naze, Japan. The quake, […] The post 6.6-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan: USGS appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Have we seen the last of trans athletes?

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been hailed as a transgender pioneer after her short-lived Olympic debut but Games chiefs continue to wrestle with the thorny issues raised by her historic appearance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Tsunami advisory issued after strong quake off northeast Japan

Tsunami advisory issued after strong quake off northeast Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

Japan marks decade since 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

Japan on Thursday marks 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation. Around 18,500 people were killed or left missing in the disaster, most of them claimed by the towering waves that swept across swathes of the northeast coast after […] The post Japan marks decade since 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ

  MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Friday, March 5, 2021. Phivolcs said the magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred in the region at 3:28 a.m. (Philippine time), with a depth […] The post No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

No tsunami threat after powerful Chile quake

There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory. “There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” read the Phivolcs’ advisory issued at 5:50 a.m. Chile […] The post No tsunami threat after powerful Chile quake appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

CCPO issues stern warning vs bars, quarantine violators

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Cebu City establishments which continue to violate health protocols especially those that serve liquors will be appropriately charged. This was the warning of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) at the launching of “Oplan Bulabog” which will conduct surprise inspections on establishments to make sure that they are following health protocols […] The post CCPO issues stern warning vs bars, quarantine violators appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion. The figure far outstrips the 4,212 major natural disasters recorded between 1980 and 1999, the UN office said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”. The sharp increase was largely attributable to a rise in climate-related disasters, including extreme weather events like floods, drought and storms, the report said. Extreme heat is proving especially deadly. “We are wilfully destructive,” UNDRR chief Mami Mizutori told reporters in a virtual briefing. “That is the only conclusion one can come to when reviewing disaster events over the last 20 years.” She accused governments of not doing enough to prevent climate hazards and called for better preparation for looming disasters.  ‘Uphill battle’“The odds are being stacked against us when we fail to act on science and early warnings to invest in prevention, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction,” she said. The report did not touch on biological hazards and disease-related disasters like the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over one million people and infected over 37 million in the past nine months. But Mizutori suggested coronavirus was “the latest proof that political and business leaders are yet to tune in to the world around them”. Monday’s report showed 6,681 climate-linked events had been recorded since the turn of the century, up from 3,656 during the previous 20-year-period. While major floods had more than doubled to 3,254, there had been 2,034 major storms up from 1,457 in the prior period. Mizutori said public health authorities and rescue workers were “fighting an uphill battle against an ever-rising tide of extreme weather events”. While better preparedness and early warning systems had helped bring down the number of deaths in many natural disaster settings, she warned that “more people are being affected by the expanding climate emergency”. Deadliest disasterMonday’s report relied on statistics from the Emergency Events Database, which records all disasters that kill 10 or more people, affect 100 or more people or result in a state of emergency declaration. The data showed that Asia has suffered the highest number of disasters in the past 20 years with 3,068 such events, followed by the Americas with 1,756 and Africa with 1,192. In terms of affected countries, China topped the list with 577 events followed by the United States with 467. While a warming climate appeared to be driving the number and severity of such disasters, there had also been an increase in geophysical events like earthquakes and tsunamis that are not related to climate but are particularly deadly. The deadliest single disaster in the past 20 years was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with 226,400 deaths, followed by the Haiti earthquake in 2010, which claimed some 222,000 lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Twin strong quakes strike off Indonesia

Two large and shallow earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

US, UK and allies call for prompt Hong Kong elections

Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand urged Hong Kong Sunday to hold elections as soon as possible, warning the authorities about moves to "undermine the democratic process"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Gab issues stern warning obey rules or lose your license

The Games and Amusements Board is now ready to impose heavy penalties on those who will violate the rules and guidelines stated in the Joint Administrative Order.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Record spikes in Asia as WHO issues grim virus warning

Southeast Asian countries reported record rises of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the WHO warned the effects of the pandemic would be felt for decades and the scramble for a vaccine heated up. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

New Zealand to host APEC 2021 as cyber-summit

New Zealand said Tuesday that next year’s APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders will be held online, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warning there is no guarantee the global coronavirus pandemic would be over by late 2021. The annual 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering was due to be held in Auckland in November 2021, attracting thousands […] The post New Zealand to host APEC 2021 as cyber-summit appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

New Zealand queries virus approach as Delta outbreak grows

New Zealand conceded its ambitious "COVID zero" elimination strategy may no longer be viable on Sunday as an outbreak of the virulent Delta variant spread further......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

You are not a horse or cow, US FDA says in warning vs ivermectin for COVID-19

"Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans," the US FDA stressed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Duterte thanks Xi anew for jabs, vows ‘neutral’ PH

President Duterte on Friday told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Philippines would remain “neutral” on geopolitical issues, as he thanked Beijing for its latest donation of COVID-19 vaccines. Mr. Duterte welcomed the arrival of 739,000 Sinopharm doses that were part of the 1 million doses of that brand that China had pledged to the […] The post Duterte thanks Xi anew for jabs, vows ‘neutral’ PH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Team New Zealand drops Daisy from the venue of the 37th Copa America: “Are we staying? Are we leaving?”

Less than a month to find out which city 37. will host America’s Cup And Grant Dalton Continue removing Daisy: we live in auckland? let’s.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

New Zealand PM warns virus outbreak will grow

National lockdown — New Zealand’s first in 15 months — is scheduled to last three days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021