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Indonesia Earthquake: Tsunami Warning Issued Following Magnitude 8.7 Temblor

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2012

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean on Wednesday after a large earthquake hit waters off Indonesia, sending residents pouring from their homes in panic.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8.7-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh’s provincial capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan Tsunami: Country Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Disaster

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2012

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears Sunday, exactly a year after the disaster.

“My sister is still missing so I can’t find peace within myself,” she said before attending a ceremony in a tent in Rikuzentaka marking the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster that killed just over 19,000 people and unleashed the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

Across Japan, people paused at 2:46 p.m. – the moment the magnitude-9.0 quake struck a year ago – for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead.

Japan must rebuild dozens of ravaged coastal communities, shut down the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate radiated land so it is inhabitable again.

These are enormous burdens on a country already straining under the weight of an aging, shrinking population, bulging national debt and an economy that’s been stagnant for two decades.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reminded the Japanese people that they have overcome many disasters and difficulties in the past and pledged to rebuild the nation so it will be “reborn as an even better place.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Tsunami Science: National Geographic Magazine Looks At Where And When The Next Wave Will Hit (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 2, 2012

Japan is one of the world’s best-prepared countries when it comes to earthquakes and tsunamis,according to National Geographic. Tsunami detectors monitor water pressure deep below sea level and provide early warnings. Buildings are equipped to absorb arge shocks, many coastal towns are shielded by high seawalls, and established evacuation routes lead to safe buildings.

Yet the consequences of a tsunami as powerful as the one that hit the country last March are devastating.

“The fundamental problem is not that scientists don’t know enough, and it’s not that engineers don’t engineer enough. The fundamental problem is that there are seven billion of us, and too many of us are living in places that are dangerous,” Kerry Sieh, director of the Earth Observatory at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, told the magazine. “We’ve built ourselves into situations where we simply can’t get away. And I think this will be a century of paying the consequences.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan Says He Will Consider Resigning

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2011


Just to complain is not a problem, but it was unbearable tragedy.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: Cabinet Approves Nearly $50 Billion In Spending For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 22, 2011


This wonderful country spoiled a lot due to this dreadful tragedy, however; this country will be able to do everything to bring the country in a normal stage soon.
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Operator Of Japan Nuclear Power Plant Says Radiation-Tainted Water Has Stopped Leaking Into Ocean

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 6, 2011


Todays good news. World leaders must take lesson from this accident and we world citizen must give pressure to world leaders to be serious with nuclear plant.
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Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radioactive Water Leaks Into Sea From Crippled Plant

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 2, 2011


This is really terrible.
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Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor In Effort To Avoid Full Meltdown

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


We must try all the possible means to get rid of this problem.
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A Buddhist Response to the Japan Tsunami

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2011


The world is big, but the whole universe is very tiny in meditative state. Scientists and leaders must practice meditation to make the world better in reality.
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Japanese Crisis Only The Latest Hurdle For U.S. Nuclear Industry

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2011


Yes, the world leaders and scientist must be serious in this matter.
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Japanese Government Warns Those Nearby Nuclear Plant To Stay Indoors In Order To Avoid Radiation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2011


No more bad news from Japan please. For more on the third blast: http://www­.time.com/­time/world­/article/0­,8599,2058­898,00.htm­l
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Lady Gaga, Linkin Park And Other Celebs Help Japan, Call On Fans For Support

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 14, 2011


Thanks a lot celebritie­s.
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Condolence to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 14, 2011

On behalf of Kapilvastu Day Movement its Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha sent a condolence letter to H.E. Mr. Tsuneo NISHIDA, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations. In the letter Mr. Shrestha wrote, “On behalf of Kapilvastu Day Movement, we would like to extend the deep condolence to the people and the Government of Japan for the great loss of many lives due to the recent devastating earthquakes and the Tsunami. We, Nepalese are deeply shocked to witness such a big loss of lives and the properties of Japan, our very friendly nation.”

 

Mr. Shrestha further wrote, “Your Excellency, kindly accept our prayers and confidence that the great and capable nation like Japan would overcome these tragedies. Nepal and the people of Nepal have always stood at the side of Japan and we will stand at the side of Japan in this convoluted hour.”

 

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Tsunami Relief And Preparedness Cut In GOP Budget Proposal: National Weather Service

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2011


Yes, this is far better than to use the money in war. This is how our leaders must think.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: More Earthquakes Rock Japan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2011


Natural disaster could be minimised a lot if we really think about the nature and our future generation­s, however; even our world leaders are running for unnecessar­y short- term selfishnes­s and do not want to be real hero in the history.
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