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Refugees in K1 Sector Build Tents

Late in the afternoon the civilians that could not leave K1 sector began to build improvised tents with towels and blankets. Afterwards several humanitarian organizations such as, UNICEF, arrived to offer protective tents against the brazing sun. Members of the Red Cross brought...
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A Possible Earth Displacement as a Result of Earthquake in Japan

According to preliminary studies by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy (INGV), the earth may have suffered a displacement of nearly 10 cm in the axis of rotation due to the devastating earthquake of 8,9 magnitude on the Richter scale produced in Japan....
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Google launches Person Finder For Japan

Due to the 8.9 quake and the tsunami that stroke Japan, Google launched its Person Finder tool to help people look for missing friends and family on the web. The search engine had already done this when Chile and Haiti earthquakes happened. The application allows people to report...
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Transit Officials Handle the Evacuation Process

In the province of Santa Elena, in the Ecuadorian coast, the citizens ask authorities to save them. Several military and civilian trucks carry people while the soldier, with a human chain, contains the desperate mass of people that has gathered in the sides of the road to get on...
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Death toll in Japan is expected to exceed 1,000

Japanese defence ministry officials told the Kyodo news agency that 1,800 homes in Fukushima prefecture have been destroyed. More than 1,000 people probably died in the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster that devastated parts of Japan on Friday, Kyodo news agency said. Some...
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The Three Main Galapagos Islands Were Evacuated

Inhabitants of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabela islands were evacuated to safe areas since 06:00 due to the tsunami warning in the Ecuadorian coasts. In Santa Cruz, the evacuation to the top of the Bellavista parish (10 minutes from Puerto Ayora) was done in order....
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Indonesia: Volcanic Eruption after Earthquake in Japan

Today, Karangetang Volcano erupted after the devastating earthquake of 8.9 degrees that slamed northeastern Japan. The volcano began to spew clouds of gas and lava down its slopes. Indonesian authorities have begun evacuating residents living in villages near the volcano. So far...
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Tsunami Waves Hit Hawaii

The quake that stroke Japan’s North East today (8.9 degrees on the Richter scale) has caused tsunami waves to hit Hawaii. Kauai Island was the first one that received the impact, according to reports from the Tsunami Warning Center Pacific in Hawaii, the tsunami waves quickly...
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Possible Tsunami in the Ecuadorian Coasts Warns the Population

Due to the earthquake of 8.9 on the Richter Scale that slamed Japan yesterday afternoon, the Galapagos Islands (1,000 km from the coast of America) prepares for an evacuation of the entire village. The earthquake warning extends from the Mexican coast to Chile, according to the...
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Correa Signed State of Emergency

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa signed a 60-day state of emergency  decree on Friday. This decree orders the evacuation of the coastal areas until there is an updated  report of the situation today at 17:00, because it is the estimated time when the tsunami could reach the...
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