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Rare earthquake recorded off Daytona, Florida

Council launches disaster resilience campaign ‘If Only’

DOUGLAS Shire Council is embarking on an “If Only” campaign, which aims to educate the community about disaster resilience and how people respond in times of adversity. It is funded by RACQ’s Get Ready Queensland.

DOUGLAS Shire Council is embarking on an “If Only” campaign, which aims to educate the community about disaster resilience and how people respond in times of adversity. It is funded by RACQ’s Get Ready Queensland.

The project involves Council collecting written stories and undertaking video interviews with people about their wild weather experiences in the Douglas Shire.  “We are calling on our communities to share their personal natural disaster experiences to demonstrate how easily ‘what if’ can become ‘if only’ when nature’s fury strikes,” said Mayor Julia Leu.  “The aim of the campaign is to film a series of interviews with locals detailing their natural disaster experiences to highlight how quickly life as we know it can be turned upside down by the impact of floods and cyclones…

 

Rare earthquake recorded off Daytona, Florida

A small, rare earthquake was recorded off the east coast of Florida late Saturday.  CBS affiliate WKMG reports the United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.7 earthquake was recorded off Daytona at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The quake was centered about 100 miles east-northeast of Daytona Beach Shores.  While Florida has its share of worries from natural disasters, earthquakes are incredibly rare.  WKMG reports: “In 1879, residents of St. Augustine reported shaking that damaged plaster walls and knocked items from shelves. In 1880, shocks from an earthquake near Cuba shook the Keys, tumbling buildings in Key West. In 1948, an earthquake rattled Captiva Island near Fort Myers. Residents described hearing sounds like explosions in the distance.”…

 

Japan plans ¥20 trillion stimulus package to shore up economy, brace for Brexit

The Japanese government is arranging to compile a stimulus package of at least ¥20 trillion ($188 billion) to help the domestic economy emerge from deflation and fend off the possible adverse effects of Brexit, sources said Wednesday.  The government initially envisaged compiling a stimulus package of somewhat more than ¥10 trillion. But the size is likely to double as the package will now include projects for fiscal 2017 and beyond and increase the zaito low-interest government loans by ¥6 trillion, the sources said…

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