Archived posts with tag ‘earthquake’
Haiti, 18 Months after the ‘Quake
Cartoonist Matt Bors is in Haiti to check out the earthquake recovery (or lack thereof) and to recruit Haitian cartoonists to help chronicle ongoing efforts. Matt’s team from Cartoon Movement has posted its first dispatch.
by DAVID AXE The Diplomat blogger David McNeill has reached northeastern Japan’s quake zone. The editors have posted an interview with McNeill: Q: Where are you now? A: Right now we’re in Sendai. We’re heading north to the town of Minamisanriku, which I know you’ve heard of. It’s basically been wiped out by the tsunami, [...]
Japan Security Watch: The Next Day
by JAMES SIMPSON Yesterday I experienced the most surreal moments my still short life has had to offer: terra firma swaying like the deck of a storm-stricken ship, and a two-hour walk home through absolute darkness in the outskirts of the world’s largest city. My wife returned home after an eight-hour walk, a fellow refugee [...]
by KYLE MIZOKAMI At approximately 2:50 p.m. local time on March 11, a series of powerful earthquakes hit the northeastern part of Japan. The strongest of the earthquakes has been measured at an 8.9 magnitude and was felt as far away as Beijing.The earthquakes, along with resulting tsunamis and fires have so far claimed at [...]
A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan probably killed more than a thousand people along the country’s northeastern coast on Friday. A wall of water of up to thirty feet high swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways, tossed cars and boats like toys, reaching as far as six miles inland in Miyagi Prefecture.
Assessing Haiti’s Long-Term Disaster
The Haitian government has partially collapsed in the aftermath of the earthquake that is estimated to have killed upwards of 50,000 people. The quake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital and largest city, leaving millions homeless and hungry.
The U.S. Coast Guard, the first Department of Homeland Security agency to provide assistance to Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, continues to provide support Thursday to the U.S. government’s humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts.
David Axe here. The U.S. Coast Guard was one of the first American agencies to respond to the Haiti’s devastating earthquake. Here’s the latest update from Coastie public affairs. The U.S. Coast Guard, the first Department of Homeland Security agency to provide assistance to Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, continues to provide support Wednesday to the [...]
by UNA MOORE Haitian rescuers are working against the clock to free those trapped in the rubble of a 7.0 earthquake that brought down most of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The city is reminiscent not so much of Banda Aceh after the Asian tsunami, as of a city that has been heavily bombed. My [...]