Taiwan Hit by Strong Earthquake

Taiwan has suffered a strong earthquake leading to at least two people being killed and more than more than 200 injured report officials. The tremor measuring 6.4-magnitude struck on 6 February at 23:50 local time 12 miles off the island’s east…

Report States Water for Firefighting Could Be Problem After a Disaster for many San Francisco neighbourhoods

Information recently obtained claims that more than 15 San Francisco neighbourhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water being available to the San Francisco Fire Department after a major earthquake. The information claims a plan to expand the…

‘Utter devastation’ after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummelled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response teams…

Italy quake death toll nears 250 as rescuers search demolished towns

By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) – The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find…

Quake devastates mountain towns in central Italy, at least 20 believed killed

By Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) – An earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 20 people believed killed and many missing.…

YONE meet the challenge following Taiwan earthquake

At 03:57 local time (19:57 UTC) on February 6th 2016, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck 28 km northeast of Pingtung City in southern Taiwan, in the Meinong District of Kaohsiung, causing widespread damage and 117 deaths.…

Young girl rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

By J.R. Wu and Damon Lin TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the…

Hurricane Concerns in the Fire Service

Is your fire department or emergency management agency prepared to deal with a hurricane, typhoon or cyclone? I mention three terms but they can be used interchangeably, depending on the particular area that the storm occurs on Earth. For this…

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