Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

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Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby deja vu on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:08 am

At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, authorities say. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia.

Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, where three-quarters of houses were destroyed. Many people are still believed buried under the rubble, and the death toll is expected to rise.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37171953


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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, sending fearful residents into the streets.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37172794


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Italy - I came across this article and it gives you all the information you may need to help those that desperately need it.

http://www.ibtimes.com/how-help-italy-e ... ef-2406448


Myanmar/formerly Burma - All I could find are these 2, will keep an eye out if more shows up.

https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/a ... ic/myanmar

http://www.unicef.ca/en/donate-now/arti ... fgodRqwK2w
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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby keychain on Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:40 pm

A strong tremor with magnitude 4.3 struck on Thursday afternoon, sending rescuers fleeing from already fragile buildings.

About 5,000 rescue workers are combing through rubble for survivors using heavy machinery or bare hands. At least 250 people are now known to have died after Wednesday's quake. The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome in mountainous central Italy. More than 300 people have been treated in hospital and dozens are believed to be trapped under rubble.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37188301

The news today was trying to focus on 2 small miracles rescued from the rubble. The after shocks are making those miracles even more amazing, the voices under the rubble are going silent, but no one is giving up yet.


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The tremors that still rumble, even roar, underground are among the hardest things for the earthquake survivors in the town of Amatrice in central Italy to endure. It is a psychological cruelty. It reminds them of those seconds that stretched into an eternity when the quake that has killed at least 250 people struck on Wednesday.

And it hinders the rescue operations still ongoing as buildings sway and threaten to crumble again and debris rains down from above.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-eart ... -1.3735945
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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby mousepad on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:35 am

Construction crews worked through the rain in Italy's earthquake zone to build a tent complex to host a state funeral Tuesday, as prosecutors took preliminary measures to sequester buildings that crumbled despite being renovated with public anti-seismic funds.

The evening Mass in the hard-hit town of Amatrice for dozens of the 292 people killed is the second state funeral for victims of the Aug. 24 temblor that flattened three towns in central Italy. The first, held Saturday, honoured victims from the Le Marche region. Tuesday's funeral is for victims in neighbouring Lazio, which includes Amatrice.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/state-fune ... -1.3740827

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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:06 pm

Hamilton, Ontario in Canada has one of several large groups of residents of Italian heritage. There are plans
to launch fundraising efforts to help the three towns affected by the earthquakes in Italy:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/hamilton-efforts-launched-to-help-with-italy-earthquake-relief-1.3741370

I happened to see ANSA English's tweets about temporary wooden housing structures that will be built to keep communities together while
long term plans to rebuilds are figured out:
The wooden towns will be based on a plan that includes services such as churches, newspaper stands and bars, and are aimed at keeping communities united and making sure that survivors do not abandon their badly damaged villages.

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2016/08/30/quake-provisional-wood-mini-cities-planned-like-in-abruzzo_e9c96069-68c4-4804-b360-d2dbbe5c5ce9.html
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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby deja vu on Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:51 pm

Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending scared residents into the streets.

A 5.5-magnitude quake struck at 1910 local time (1710 GMT) near Visso in Macerata province, officials said. It was followed two hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the same area. Two people were injured but there were no immediate reports of deaths.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37782320

Our hearts go out to the people in the region. Such beautiful old buildings, don't have a chance against the unseen
danger of a quake.
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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby up-down on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:24 am

Image

All that destruction around it and the statue appears to be untouched. Buildings from so long ago had no hope against the quake.

A bit of history lost to the forces of Mother Nature, but no more deaths.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/earthquake-italy-1.3828115
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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby Speak-Ez on Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:08 pm

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The BBC is reporting that this is the strongest earthquake since 1980.

Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings

Another factor of note is the depth of only 10km.

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Re: Italy and Myanmar hit by powerful Earthquakes

Postby fishandchips on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:08 pm

Fundraising for the area of Italy struck by the earthquake in August continue in Canada. Hamilton is one of the many cities where residents of Italian heritage keep ties to Italy's culture. A December concert will add to the $200,000 raised to date for the Lazio region.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6973022-hamilton-italians-raising-funds-after-lazio-quake/
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