Photographer Anto Magzan Captured The Aftermath Of The Strong Earthquake In Zagreb

Photographer Anto Magzan Captured The Aftermath Of The Strong Earthquake In Zagreb

The European seismological agency, EMSC, declared the earthquake measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 6:23 a.m. Power was cut as people ran out of their homes. Continue reading »

Japan’s Earthquake-Tesistant Dome Houses

Japan's Earthquake-Tesistant Dome Houses
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Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant dome houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia. A dozen polystyrene foam pieces, each so light that two adults can pick it up, are glued together to make the houses. Cabins modelled after Japanese sweets and made from polystyrene foam withstood last year’s deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture. Continue reading »

This Planter And Lamp Might Save Your Life In An Earthquake

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Earthquakes are very common in Japan. There’s a tremor every five minutes and over 2,000 earthquakes that can be felt by people every year. Being prepared for the next earthquake is always important, and many people have emergency kits ready, but few people own safety helmets. Continue reading »

Boxes Into Beds: Brilliant Idea Helps Earthquake Victims In Japan

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On April 14 2016, Japan’s Kyushu Island in Kumamoto Prefecture was rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake. The earthquake killed nine people and caused widespread damage to the region. Many people lost everything in the disaster, but thanks to these clever ‘Box Beds’, at least the victims have somewhere comfortable to sleep. Continue reading »

Earthquake Drill in Santiago

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Students participate in an earthquake drill in their school in Santiago, November 13, 2014. Around one million people, which included students, teachers and parents, took part on Thursday in a drill that simulated a fictitious earthquake of a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale, according to organizers. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)
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Biggest Japan earthquake and tsunami in 100 years

Biggest Japan earthquake and tsunami in 100 years

Buildings on fire dot a vast wall of mud littered with boats and debris moving fast across farmland in northern Japan. Houses, cars and a train can be seen in the path of the tsunami. Continue reading »