RedskyNews Category: Asia

Climate Change Sends Hail Storm To Samoa

Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was believed to be a hoax by many of the island’s inhabitants. The tropical nation of Samoa lies in the Pacific Ocean, where the average temperature at this

Thousands Evacuated As Typhoon Hits Taiwan

Typhoon Malakas caused widespread disruption across Taiwan as it gave a glancing blow to the island. But the worst of the weather remained offshore as the eye of the storm passed about 130km to the east of Taipei. As Malakas

Eight Dead As Typhoon Hits Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday updated the number of deaths to seven as a result of

4.8 Earthquake Hits Japan – No Tsunami

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck Saitama Prefecture in the Kant? region, which includes the Greater Tokyo Area, seismologists and witnesses say. No tsunami warning was issued and only a few details are available. The

Residents Stunned As River Turns To “Blood”

A Russian river located by the Arctic town of Norilsk turned bright red this week, looking more like an enormous blood vessel than a body of water. Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River. Authorities

80% Of Pakistan’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxic Metals

More than 80 per cent Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, a top official said. Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer told the Senate on Tuesday that the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various

Mayon Volcano In The Philippines About To Erupt

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded a volcanic earthquake on the Mayon Volcano in southeastern Luzon, a day after warning locals to avoid areas close to the active dome due to “abnormal activity”. The warning to the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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