Posts Tagged ‘tsunami

01
Mar
10

On air: Chile earthquake

An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the richter scale shook Chile in the in the early morning hours of February 27.

Strong aftershocks, some up to 6 points on the Richter scale, continued day and night and into Sunday.

Islands and countries across the Pacific were put on tsunami alert. Although this has now be lifted. Continue reading ‘On air: Chile earthquake’

03
Oct
09

Picking up the pieces

samoa photoI  got an email overnight from my long-time friend Louise who grew up next door to me in Melbourne. 

This year she married a Samoan and they both live on the island of Upolu. She told me how their world had changed since the tremors woke them at 7am Tuesday, shaking the walls of their house and sending their dog into a crazy barking frenzy (well the dog was always pretty crazy to start with, I reckon).

Continue reading ‘Picking up the pieces’

01
Oct
09

What causes these disasters?

indo quakeAn earthquake in Indonesia.
A tsunami in Samoa.
A flood in the Philippines and Vietnam.

In the last few days we’ve seen images of people covered in mud and chest-deep in water, against backdrops of smashed buildings and upended cars. We’ve seen naked grief, grim searches for bodies and entire villages washed away.

It’s got me thinking – why do we know so little about what causes such massive disasters? Continue reading ‘What causes these disasters?’




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