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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

May 4, 2018

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn't predict how long Thursday's eruption may last, prompting Hawaii's governor ...

After quakes, manufacturers step up business continuity planning

Apr 16, 2018

After quakes, manufacturers step up business continuity planning

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku and the 2016 Kumamoto quakes have prompted many domestic manufacturers to draw up plans to ensure business operations continue in the event of natural disasters. In January this year, 12 semiconductor-makers including Sony Corp. and Renesas Electronics ...

Apr 5, 2018

Japan looks to use drones for disaster mitigation

Municipalities and private firms are hoping robots and drones will be able to help with future disaster recovery efforts — an initiative that incorporates lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — by sending out warnings, gauging damage and accessing places were ...