The Yun Men Tsui Ti block of flats near Taiwan’s east coast has been left leaning at a dangerous angle after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night. At least four people were killed and more than 170 remain unaccounted for in the area
As Day Zero looms and the South African city gets set to run out of water, experts say lessons learned during Melbourne’s brush with a similar fate may help avert a global crisis In December 2017, Seona Candy drove through the vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley near Cape Town towards the banks of the Sonderend river. In the late 1970s, the waterway was dammed to create the biggest reservoir in South Africa’s Western Cape. Behind the thick walls of the Theewaterskloof dam lay the capacity to hold 480 million cubic metres of water, nearly half of Cape Town’s water supply. “When I got there, it was mostly dust,” Candy says.
Urban water scarcity is a problem produced by social institutions. It is an issue of transition
The Taiwanese city of Hualien has been struck by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, killing at least two people. Guests are reportedly still trapped inside the Marshal hotel, which has partially collapsed and is leaning at a sharp angle
More than 100 have been injured and guests are believed trapped inside a partially collapsed hotel A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has struck the eastern city of Hualien, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100. The Central News Agency reported that the ground floor of the Marshal hotel in Hualien had caved in and people were believed to be trapped inside.
Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. The study, by Newcastle University, analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for every European city using all climate models.
Users of some mobile apps received what looked like a real warning, but there’s confusion over whose fault it was People along America’s east coast were alerted to the threat of a tsunami on Tuesday morning – only to then be told that the warning message had been sent in error.
The National Tsunami Warning Center did NOT issue a tsunami Warning, Watch, or Advisory for any part of the United States or Canada this morning.
***THERE IS NO TSUNAMI WARNING*** A Tsunami Test was conducted earlier this morning, that did have TEST in the message. We are currently trying to find out how a message went out as a warning. We will update you when we find out more.
I guess the guy from Hawaii got a new job on the east coast. Tsunami warning
Everyone on the entire east coast of the US gets a Tsunami Warning instead of a test message. Hawaii:
Largest eruption this year sends ash more than 7km into the sky, turning day into night across five nearby districts Indonesia has raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano to their highest level after it sent a plume of ash more than 7km (4.4 miles) into the air, turning day into night for people nearby. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900km north-west of the capital, Jakarta, on the island of Sumatra have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity.
Communities told to seek shelter as red alert issued for areas south of Broome Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the Western Australian coast on Sunday morning near Anna Plains station, about 250km south of Broome, as a category 2 storm. Cattle producer David Stoate said the property, which includes 20,000 cattle, copped a “belting” with roaring wind, roofs knocked off, windows smashed and trees uprooted. He estimated the damage to be about $150,000.
Pair from Paris region had been skiing at Val d’Isère resort in area closed because of avalanche risk A father and his 11-year-old daughter were killed when an avalanche swept them away while they were skiing in the French Alps, rescue officials have said. They said the man, 43, and his daughter were from the Paris region and had been skiing in the Pisaillas glacier area of the Val d’Isère resort that had been closed because of the avalanche risk.
Communities told to seek shelter as category two cyclone crosses Kimberley coast A red alert has been issued for people in Western Australia’s Kimberley region as Cyclone Kelvin pelts the far north of the state with destructive winds. The alert issued at 6.44am (local time) warned people in or near Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga to seek shelter immediately.
is currently 70km southwest of Bidyadanga and should make landfall as a Category 1 system in the next hour or two