Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

Rugby Jan 16, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

With the final countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organizers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, tournament director Alan Gilpin told AFP. On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of ...

World Jan 14, 2019

Some shaking continues after moderate Alaska earthquake

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents through the Anchorage area and beyond. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries after Sunday morning's earthquake. It was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake that struck on Nov. 30. The Alaska Earthquake Center says ...

World Nov 26, 2018

Iran quake injures more than 700; Rouhani orders relief effort

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no effort should be spared to help victims of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq that injured more than 700 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television reported on Monday. The Sunday night earthquake was felt ...

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Young Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground. Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan Agung was on duty in the air traffic control ...