Folding Bamboo Houses for the Homeless

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

After the devastating earthquake which hit China last May, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, many designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelter for all those people. Ming Tang did just that with his simple idea for folding houses derived from Origami. This design was recognized at a function in this year’s Re:construct competition ...

Follow Hawaii tsunami warnings resulting from Chile earthquake – 4:19 EST waves will arrive

February 27, 2010 / No Comments

Hawaii is receiving tsunami warnings as fallout from the huge earthquake in Chile. See - Chile's massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake threatens Hawaii with tsumami warnings, live news streaming for more details Scarlett Journey reports - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning — its highest alert — for Hawaii, where incoming waves could cause damage along the ...

Tsunami Damage in American Samoa Following Pacific Earthquake on Video

September 30, 2009 / No Comments

The massive 8.0 earthquake that rocked the Pacific yesterday sent tsunami waves crashing down on American Samoa. This video, posted earlier today on YouTube, shows the incredible damage in Leone, American Samoa. Houses were washed away. Cars were left stranded in trees. Bloomberg is now reporting that at least 141 were killed. "You can imagine the sheer force," the narrator says. In ...

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a tsunami watch for Hawaii

September 29, 2009 / No Comments

Officials are keeping a watch on Hawaii's shoreline and asking boaters there to secure their vessels after a large earthquake shook the Pacific and sent a tsunami into Pago Pago in American Samoa earlier today. [caption id="attachment_6539" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Slow motion tsunami"][/caption] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a  tsunami watch for the Hawaiian Islands. You can read the details of the ...

China Earthquake Destroys 10,000 Homes

July 9, 2009 / No Comments

In China, more than 10,000 homes have been destroyed as a result of an earthquake that struck in southwest China. The quake left more than 300 people injured when it hit Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday evening. The quake was a 6.0-magnitude according to Xinhua. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a figure of 5.7.

Honduras Earthquake 7.1 Magnitude – When Mother Nature Gets Angry

May 28, 2009 / No Comments

There was an earthquake in the Honduras - 7.1 Magnitude. A sure fire indication of what can happen when Mother Nature gets angry. That is, if you want to personify nature. People were running around the city in their pajamas, reminding me of a Taiwanese friend who told me she would never sleep naked for fear an earthquake would wake her and ...

Not All is Happy in Panda Land

July 15, 2008 / No Comments

Even if there are new pandas on the block born after the earthquake, not all is happy in panda land. It appears that three giant pandas are suffering from post-quake trauma. In a simple incident where a zookeeper tried to hand a bowl of milk to one panda, the metal bowl dropped and crashed making a loud noise and scaring ...

Earthquake forces Migration of Wolves

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

To be sure, it is not always we foolish humans that drive animals out of their natural habitats, Mother Nature can do it, too. A May 12th earthquake in the mountains of Sichuan Province devastated some of the natural habitats of the wolves in that same region. Only about 10 wolves have been sighted since and the government ...