"We have less medicine than usual...It's not healthy here for evacuees. There isn't enough clean water. They need food and people are sleeping on the floor."
SUMATRA – Desperately needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia’s tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies were dwindling as thousands crammed makeshift evacuation centres. Fears about a public health crisis come as the death toll from Saturday’s volcano-triggered disaster rose to 429 with 154 missing and […]
Indonesian authorities initially said the wave was not a tsunami, but instead a tidal surge and urged the public not to panic.
SUMATRA – A tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western […]
. . FUKUSHIMA – A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter off Fukushima Prefecture occurred at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday, sending a strong jolt throughout the Tohoku and Kanto regions and triggering a tsunami 1.4 meters high at Sendai Port in Sendai. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the magnitude of the earthquake was estimated […]