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SHRC seeks report on custodial death 22.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Days after a man died in police custody at Neelankarai near here, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a media re
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28-year-old man dies in police custody 19.5.2018 Hindu: National
He was grilled over robbery incidents
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Japan councils appeal tsunami death compensation rulings 11.5.2018 General News
Two local governments have appealed to Japan's top court, challenging rulings that awarded millions of dollars in compensation to families whose children were swept out to sea in a 2011 tsunami. In late April, the Sendai High Court upheld a district court judgement ordering the two local governments to pay a combined 1.43 billion yen (USD 13.7 million) to families of 23 children who were killed in the disaster. The victims, from the public Okawa Elementary School in the city of Ishinomaki, were among a total of 74 children who perished in rising waters after being told to wait for more than 40 minutes in school grounds with teachers, 10 of whom also died. Yesterday, the local governments appealed against the latest compensation ruling before the Supreme Court, an official with Ishinomaki city's education board told AFP. "It's nearly impossible for the principal and other teachers, who are not anti-disaster experts, to predict a tsunami," Masato Chiba said. The plaintiffs argue that ...
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5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii's Big Island 4.5.2018 General News
The US Geological Survey reports a 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii's Big Island. The temblor today is the latest and largest in a series of hundreds of small earthquakes to shake the island's active volcano, Kilauea, since the Puu Oo vent crater floor collapsed and caused magma to rush into new underground chambers. Scientists say a new eruption in the region is possible. The quake was centered about 6.9 kilometers deep on the south flank of Kilauea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami. Earthquakes in the region have been happening consistently since the Puu Oo crater collapsed on Monday. "It appears that ground shaking from the earthquake caused rockfalls in the Puu Oo crater on Kilauea Volcano's East Rift Zone, which resulted in a short-lived plume of reddish ash rising above the cone," said Tina Neal, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's chief scientist in a statement. Hawaii County officials reported Wednesday that
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Japan court upholds damages over student tsunami deaths: report 26.4.2018 General News
A Japanese appeals court today upheld a ruling awarding millions of dollars in compensation to families of children swept out to sea by the massive 2011 tsunami, local media said. In 2016, the Sendai district court ruled two local governments should pay a combined 1.43 billion yen ($13.7 million) to 29 plaintiffs -- parents of 23 children who were killed in the disaster. The victims, from the public Okawa Elementary School in the city of Ishinomaki, were among a total of 74 children who perished in rising waters after being told to wait for more than 40 minutes in school grounds with teachers, 10 of whom also died. The plaintiffs argued their children would have survived if they had been evacuated in time. The local governments appealed the 2016 decision, but on Thursday the Sendai High Court said the lower court ruling was correct, local media reported. "(The school) should have been able to forecast before the occurrence of the quake that a tsunami would reach the school," ...
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Moderate quake hits off Indonesia, no tsunami warning 16.4.2018 General News
A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Molucca Sea today, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami alert was issued. The quake struck at a depth of 36.5 kilometres, 85 kilometres northwest of Kota Ternate at 1 am IST, the USGS said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat and there were no immediate reports of damage. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. A huge undersea quake in 2004 triggered a tsunami that killed more than 170,000 people in Aceh province, on western Sumatra island, and tens of thousands more in other countries with coasts on the Indian Ocean.
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Shamli: Nine members of two families killed in accident 11.4.2018 Lucknow – The Indian Express
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattles Chile 10.4.2018 General News
An earthquake of the magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale has struck off Chile's central region.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred about 34 miles (54 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, Chile at 7:19 a.m. local time. The USGS said it was detected at a depth of 47 miles (76 kilometers).There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage by far.Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. Eight years ago, in 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake is one of the strongest ever recorded.The tsunami it created is said to have killed over 500 people, according to reports.
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During Cyclone Ockhi, lack of early warnings and at-sea communication devices left fisherfolk helpless 5.4.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, which ripped through southern India in late November last year, killing 365 people, there is a lot of discontent.
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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000 11.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Residents in coastal towns observed a moment of silence Sunday after sirens wailed at 2:46 pm, the moment the magnitude-9.0 offshore earthquake that triggered the tsunami struck on March 11, 2011. The tsunami overwhelmed sea walls and washed away buildings, cars and entire neighbourhoods as it swept inland. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at an official ceremony in Tokyo that reconstruction is making steady progress, but more than 70,000 people are still displaced from their communities and many will never be able to return. Cleaning up the still-radioactive nuclear plant remains a daunting challenge that will take decades. Article ...
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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000 11.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research

Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. <

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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000 11.3.2018 General News
Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Residents in coastal towns observed a moment of silence Sunday after sirens wailed at 2:46 p.m., the moment the magnitude-9.0 offshore earthquake that triggered the tsunami struck on March 11, 2011. The tsunami overwhelmed sea walls and washed away buildings, cars and entire neighborhoods as it swept inland. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at an official ceremony in Tokyo that reconstruction is making steady progress, but more than 70,000 people are still displaced from their communities and many will never be able to return. Cleaning up the still-radioactive nuclear plant remains a daunting challenge that will take decades.
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In Photos: Seven Years On, Japanese Live Uneasily With Seawalls Post Tsunami 11.3.2018 The Wire

Thousands along Japan's northeast coast have rebuilt lives alongside huge sea walls that experts say will protect them if another giant tsunami was to strike.

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Week after earthquake kills 100 in Papua New Guinea, another quake strikes island nation 9.3.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the Papua New Guinea coast early today, officials said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck at 3:39am local time at a depth of 15 kilometres about 20 kilometres offshore of the New Ireland town of Taron, the US Geological Survey said. A spokesman for the Port Moresby-based National Disaster Management Office said there were no immediate reports of damage but regional disaster management teams would carry out assessments later in the day. "We've been in contact with the regional office and they are going out to check it," he told AFP. The epicentre was more than 800 kilometres east of the 7.5-magnitude quake that hit the highlands region of the Pacific nation on February 26, killing at least 67 people. PNG sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotspot for seismic activity. Its mountainous and remote terrain means it often takes several days for information about damage from quakes to reach officials and aid ...
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5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's island 1.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off Iriomote Island, southwestern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
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7.2-magnitude quake jolts south-east Mexico, no casualties reported 17.2.2018 News
The USGS initially reported a magnitude of 7.5 but revised it downward
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Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City 17.2.2018 Zee News : World
A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital`s quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.
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Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port 11.2.2018 Zee News : World
Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan.
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Why China's multi-billion CPEC project is under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts. Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates. To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported. The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing’s ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe. The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative', a vast ...
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China's multi-billion CPEC project under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 General News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts.Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates.To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported.The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing's ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe.The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road ...
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