Bill's Blog – March 2011 Archive (11)

Southern Thailand: mudslide have killed 21 people and more than 300 missing

 

http://pattayatoday.net/news/navy-races-south-to-aid-victims/

 

The navy has sent the country's only aircraft carrier Chakri Naruebet and two frigates…

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Added by bill on March 31, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Top Ten Nuclear Nations' Quake Hazard

Pictures: Top Ten Nuclear Nations' Quake Hazard

 

The bulbous chambers of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California

 

1. United States: Coastal Concern…

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Added by bill on March 30, 2011 at 2:20pm — 11 Comments

Thailand - Wild Weather grips the nation

 http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/229169/wild-weather

Wild weather grips the nation

Thailand is expected to experience more unseasonal weather patterns this week causing more floods, rough seas, storms and cold temperatures, meteorology officials warn.

  • Published: 29/03/2011 at 12:00 AM
  • Newspaper section:…
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Added by bill on March 29, 2011 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Over 3,700 Burmese Fishermen Still Missing, Presumed Dead

http://www2.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=21012

 

 

 

Of the 7,000 fishermen that were swept into the Andaman Sea during a tropical storm on March 14-16, a total of 3,374 have now been rescued, according to a source close to the Myanmar Marine Fishing Association (MMFA).

The remaining 3,700 are still missing. Nearly two weeks since 400 fishing vessels were overturned or…

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Added by bill on March 29, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

11 march 2011 Northern Japan 9.0 Earthquake New facts & photos updated

 

Key facts of this magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan on the 11th of March 2011

 

  1. It is the largest in Japan, since seismology records began in 1900
  2. It is the sixth largest earthquake to occur in the world
  3. The last equivalent-sized earthquake was on 13 July 869; a return period of about 1000 years, confirmed by geological…
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Added by bill on March 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 17 Comments

7 March 2011 Hawaii: Eruptions from Kilauea Volcano

 

Hawaii: Eruptions from Kilauea Volcano

 

 

As I was telling you just earlier, the Kilauea volcano erupted, with a fissure throwing lava up more than 20 meters…

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Added by bill on March 7, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

5 March 2011 Arab crisis continues in Ivory Coast, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman

Explosion of Violence hits Ivory Coast Capital

 

In the West African nation of Ivory Coast, forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo shot dead six women protesting his rule. Gbagbo is Ivory Coast's incumbent president who refuses to concede defeat to his challenger in November elections. The battle for power there has…

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Added by bill on March 5, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3 March 2011 Colombia: Deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order

Deadly mudlisde triggers mass evacuation order

 

Colombia news - Avalanche

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three.

The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could cause…

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Added by bill on March 5, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

February 2011 Disaster News link

 

News highlight in March 2011

  •  Magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Northern Japan on 11 March 2011
  • Magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Myanmar on 24 March…
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Added by bill on March 3, 2011 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

1 March 2011 New Zealand: 100,000 homes damages, 10,000 unsalvageable, nearly 50,000 people have left Christchurch

Nearly 50,000 people have flown out of Christchurch

 

Nearly 50,000 people have flown out of Christchurch since last week's earthquake with the exodus expected to soar as cheap fares are snapped up.

Many of those leaving were visitors but Air New Zealand said many were residents looking for time out of the damaged city.

The…

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Added by bill on March 1, 2011 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

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