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A team of international researchers, led by Monash University's Associate Professor Wouter Schellart, have developed a new global map of subduction zones, illustrating which ones are predicted to be capable of generating giant earthquakes and which ones are not.
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The head of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has stressed the importance of international cooperation in disaster relief efforts.
George H.W. Bush has joined Twitter and in his first tweet the former U.S. president said he wished he could have attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Southern California bands LINKIN PARK and THE OFFSPRING have joined forces to stage an intimate concert event be held on Saturday, January 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, with more special guests to be announced.
"I've learned that giving up is not my choice," says Ngam chef-owner Hong Thaimee as she reflects on the journey that brought her from Chiang Mai to owning New York City restaurant Ngam .
This documentary about Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster means to make some noise, but is only partially successful.
Over two years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated areas in and around the Japanese city of Fukushima, many residents have been left to live in impromptu residential camps with no hope of returning to their previous ways of life.
A human-sized robot named CHIMP has been created by Carnegie Mellon's University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville, and it's getting ready for a big challenge.
While the decline of digital cameras sales can be partly explained by supply issues linked to natural disasters in Asia, for example the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the magnitude of the decrease nevertheless exceeded trade source expectations.
Rob and Paul Forkan's parents died in the Boxing Day 2004 disaster in Sri Lanka as the family travelled around south-east Asia Two brothers whose parents were killed in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami are raising money for other orphaned youngsters by selling flip flops.
Oamaru songwriter Rob Greaney is writing songs containing life saving health messages which are being broadcast into homes in the typhoon Haiyan devastated regions of the Philippines.
Almost two years ago a senior British insurance industry figure likened QBE Insurance Group to a speedboat driven by its then boss Frank O'Halloran: "If you're driving a speedboat fast enough the wave never catches up to you, but if you slow down or stop, the wave could wash over you," he warned.
TOKYO, 9 December 2013 - Relief will be more easily and quickly available, and the economic fallout much more manageable, if governments project and plan fiscally for potential natural disasters and their human and economic toll well in advance, experts say.
Lasrick sends this report from Nature News: "The devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan shocked researchers who did not expect that the seismic fault involved could release so much energy.