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Yolanda-hit town opens office-cum-evacuation center
THE REHABILITATED municipal office of Marabut. a fifth-class town in Samar, was recently inaugurated, with the building designed to double as an evacuation center during typhoons and other calamities. The project is part of the 4.6 billion yen (P2.2 billion) comprehensive aid package of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for areas hit by super typhoon Yolanda…
New helicopter video confirms Hawaii is basically Mordor now
A new aerial video from the US Geological Survey, captured during a helicopter flight over the East Rift Zone on Thursday, shows the extent of the devastation caused by the ongoing eruption. The coastline ravaged by the lava flowing from Fissure 8 is about a mile long, and it’s turned into a complete wasteland. Rivers of lava continue to flow, and the rock that’s left behind is as black and charred as you’d imagine….
Japan Earthquake Kills at Least 3 and Injures Hundreds More
An earthquake struck north of the Japanese city of Osaka on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring at least 217 others, the authorities and the local news media said.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 6.1-magnitude quake was recorded at 7:58 a.m. in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture in western Japan.
NHK, the public broadcaster, said the dead included a 9-year-old girl who was struck by the collapsing wall of a swimming pool at an elementary school in the city of Takatsuki. The other two casualties were men in their 80s, one of them in Osaka.
Many commuters were stranded at stations when the earthquake disrupted train service across western and central Japan, the Kyodo news agency reported…