RedskyNews Category: Asia

9.2 Earthquake And Tsunami Drill In India. 40,000 Evacuated

Tsunami07092016

A massive earthquake of 9.2 magnitude was simulated on Wednesday morning in Indonesia, as part of a two-day tsunami drill. Other than Indonesia, 23 countries are participating in this drill, including India. An earthquake this big can jolt cities in

Tokyo Hit By 4.9 Earthquake – No Tsunami

Tokyo07092016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

Ocean06092016

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Russia – No Tsunami

RussiaQuake06092016

A STRONG 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Russian islands in the volatile “Ring of Fire”. The earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands, just off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, on Tuesday. The epicenter was shallow – just 8

57 Students Injured In Stampede After Minor Earthquake In Pakistan

PakistanQuake06092016

At least 57 students were injured during a stampede in a school in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the northwest Pakistan yesterday. Three of them are in critical condition and shifted to district hospital for emergency

Zika Virus Cases In Singapore Go From Zero To 242 In One Week

Zika05092016

In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 242, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. A recent study estimates that roughly 2.6 billion people in the region and Africa could

Typhoon Prompts Wind, Slide and Flood Warnings In Nagasaki

Typhoon05092016

Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over

1,600 Stranded, 17 Missing In Japan After Typhoon

Typhoon01092016

MORIOKA — About 1,600 people are stranded and 17 are unaccounted for in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate Thursday after Typhoon Lionrock battered the area Tuesday. Local authorities said that some 1,600 people in eight municipalities are stranded. The municipalities

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

ArsenicAsia31082016

Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

DirtyWater31082016

More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990