Parts of Indonesia were left rattled Monday, following an earthquake off the eastern island of Sulawesi. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centred 119 kilometres northeast of Luwuk, in Central Sulawesi province, at a depth of 18.5 kilometres. It measured a powerful 6.1 magnitudes on the Richter scale. [...]Read more ›
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It has been 18 months since a powerful earthquake rocked Japan, triggering a deadly tsunami along the nation’s coast. Since then, the country has dealt with the emotional task of grieving its dead, re-building its towns, and easing the political fallout from one of the largest nuclear disasters in recent [...]Read more ›
It has been nearly 18 months since the 9.0-magnitiude quake that ravaged the Japanese coast. The disaster was responsible for the nuclear tragedy that unfolded at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant. But despite that tragedy, locals have been finding opportunities for environmental betterment. Before last year’s disaster, the spa resort [...]Read more ›
Could a chemical weapons manufacturing facility be the cause of a slew of earthquakes? According to historical records, the answer is yes. Here’s the story. Rocky Mountain Arsenal In 1961 the U.S. Army’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal (located North and East of Denver, Colorado) drilled a 12,000-foot deep well for chemical [...]Read more ›
On March 11 2011, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. Following the earthquake, a violent tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan, where Fukushima is located. The natural disaster claimed 20,000 lives, as well as several meltdowns at the Fukushima [...]Read more ›
Recent events in various countries have caused concerns about the ability of governments and communities to respond to disasters and the threats to public health that can accompany them. Many governments have prepared plans for dealing with imaginable disasters. However, some potential catastrophes are still ignored and the potential scope [...]Read more ›