Posts Tagged ‘Natural Disasters and Hazards’

Oil tank swept by tsunami to be kept as monument

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 11, 2012

A fish processing company in Ishinomaki City has decided to keep an oil tank that was swept away by tsunami 11 months ago as a memorial.

The tank measures 11 meters in height and 9 Read more…

Japan:Earthquake drill held in Tokyo Bay area

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 15,2011

Firefighters have held drills in the Tokyo Bay area to prepare for major earthquakes that could cause massive damage to ships and facilities. Read more…

Japan:370 companies bankrupt following March quake

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 13,2011

A survey has found that nearly 400 companies have gone bankrupt in Japan as a result of the March 11th earthquake.

Private credit research firm Teikoku Databank says at least 373 companies have Read more…

Japan:March 11 tsunami waves reached 39.7m high

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 14,2011
The Japan Society of Civil Engineers says the height of the March 11 tsunami reached 39.7 meters in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. Read more…

Japan:Mid-term review of tsunami warning system released

Monday, August 8, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 9,2011
Japan’s Meteorological Agency has unveiled an interim report on the country’s tsunami warning system, based on information learned in the March 11th disaster. Read more…

Japan:Meteorological agency to revise tsunami alerts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 27,2011

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Japan:6.7 Quake hits Iwate Prefecture

Thursday, June 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 23,2011
An earthquake hit Iwate Prefecture on Thursday morning.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency estimates the earthquake’s magnitude at 6.7. It struck at 6:51 AM local time. Read more…

Expert: March tsunami traveled at 20km/h in Sendai

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  May 25,2011

An expert says a tsunami triggered by the March 11th earthquake traveled at a speed of 20 kilometers an hour in the Sendai Plain, northeastern Japan, making it difficult for people to escape after they saw the wave. Read more…

Philippines hit by storm

Sunday, May 8, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News May 8,2011

A tropical storm has hit northeastern Philippines, killing three people and forcing over 100,000 others to leave their homes because of landslides and floods.

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Japan:Quakes may continue in wide area

Sunday, April 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 17,2011

Japanese weather officials are calling on people to stay on the alert, as strong earthquakes are expected to continue for some time. Read more…