RedskyNews Category: Asia

6.0 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO: Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said. A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan today, 167

Record Temperatures Scorch Middle East

Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come. UN officials and climate scientists predict that, in coming decades,

Hundreds Dead in Sudan Floods

The United Nations says it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars for Sudan’s 2016 aid needs as the country battles flooding that has killed more than 100 people since July. Entire villages have been submerged in

5.2 Quake Hits Tokyo – No Tsunami

An earthquake shook buildings in the Japanese capital on Monday (Aug 15), but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The centre of the 5.5 magnitude earthquake was located under the sea

Floods strike Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Gas-rich Qatar has ordered an investigation after a year’s worth of rain in one day paralysed some of the country’s infrastructure and exposed failings in some construction projects. Heavy rain on the Arabian Peninsula also affected oil giant Saudi Arabia,

12 Earthquakes Hit Andaman No Tsunami

NEW DELHI: The sea around the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago has witnessed 12 earthquakes in 24 hours, with almost all measuring 5 and more on the Richter scale, however, no tsunami alert has been issued. The region saw nine quakes

Siberia Quake Could Rip Europe & Asia Apart

A WAVE of unusual seismic activity has prompted fears that a catastrophic earthquake could be on its way to Siberia which could TEAR Europe and Asia apart. Scientists have predicted the earthquake could cause widespread devastation after more than 50

Cyclone Chapala Submerges Yemen

Cyclones are typhoons are hurricanes—depending on where you are on Earth. But one thing that has been true since people started keeping good records is that cyclones don’t typically hit the Middle East. Last night, that statement flipped to false.

Cyclone Chapala Slams Yemen Thousands Flee

10 years of rain in 2 days; 22ft high waves; 3 killed on Yemen’s Socotra. A rare tropical cyclone has slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing ‘enormous’ damage, a senior official said Tuesday. Packing winds of more than

Video: Saudi Arabia Hit by Flash Ice Storm

Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented ice flash floods, as seasonal low pressure brings huge downpours to Iraq and Iran as well. The shocking video shows chunks of ice the size of large ball bearings. Extreme weather conditions have

Burning Lake Causes Tsunami Of Foam

A HUGE wall of foam, which has been bursting into four foot flames has sparked panic in a busy city in India and left thousands puzzled. Bellandur Lake, is one of the largest areas of water in Bangalore and now

Rare Cyclone To Hit Yemen And Oman

Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the U.N. climate agency said on Friday. The tropical

300 Dead in Afghan Quake: View Gallery

Rescuers have been picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing nearly 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search

46 Dead In 7.5 Afghan Earthquake

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicentre of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was

6.6 Quake Hits Indonesia 39 Injured

A 6.6-magnitude quake hit in waters off Indonesia’s easternmost province early Friday, injuring dozens of people, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes, hotels and even a hospital. The quake, which struck at 00:53 a.m. Friday (1553 GMT

262 Foot Methane Crater Found In Siberia

The end of the world could be near, not because of a cosmic explosion or an asteroid attack, but because of methane. The discovery of the first mysterious crater and then two other large vents has led researchers to issue