UK Earthquake

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

Helping Restore Communications Following Natural Disasters

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

It is the first time that the Instant Network Mini, weighing just 11kg and with up to a one kilometre coverage radius, would have been deployed, helping relatives reconnect and NGOs to carry out their work.

Looking Beyond the Earthquake: How Will Nepal Survive This Natural Disaster With One of the Weakest Health Systems in the World?

Fay Hoyland | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Fay Hoyland

During my visit, our plane had to circle in the sky above Kathmandu for hours whilst we struggled to land due to the morning fog and we experienced hours of standstill traffic as we tried to navigate our way through the city slums.

How Faith Survives the Crushing Weight of Rationality

Paul Beaumont | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

As I write this, people in Nepal are pulling out the broken bodies of their loved ones from the pulverised remains of their buildings, amongst the stench of death in the aftermath of a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake.

The Perilous Road to Kathmandu

Tanya Barron | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Tanya Barron

Today we need to head into Kathmandu and towards the epicentre. Colleagues have children they need to see. And we need to be close to the epicentre to help manage our response. The reports coming in from rural districts around the epicentre are alarming. Our staff are telling us that many, many buildings have collapsed. Homes, schools, hospitals. The hope is that since the earthquake struck on Saturday lunchtime, casualties will be minimised as fewer people would have been in public buildings.

Nepal Earthquake: The Crisis Outside Kathmandu Valley

Megan Tara Blade | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Tara Blade

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning can only be described as a 'nightmare waiting to happen'. Mega-quakes like this one happen roughly every 80 years in Nepal, with over 9000 people being killed the earthquake of 1934. When I visited last year the possibility of another devastating earthquake was a matter of 'when' rather than 'if', however Nepal was in no way prepared for it...

Britons Among Missing After Nepal Earthquake Kills Hundreds

PA | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying as volunteers and experts rush to help in the wake of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and ...

A Massive Earthquake Has Just Leveled Much Of Katmandu

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Chris York | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

A huge earthquake has struck Nepal killing more than 1,100 people according to reports, leveling houses and centuries old temples. It also triggere...

A Mass Beaching Of Dolphins In Japan Has Triggered Earthquake Fears

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

A mass beaching of up to 150 dolphins on the Japanese coast has fuelled fears a powerful earthquake could be imminent. Frantic efforts to save the...

Earthquake Rattles Rutland - But Only Tremors Are On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

The second earthquake in two days struck the UK on Wednesday night prompting fear, shock and general calamity. Crack in pot gets slightly larger #R...

Facebook Adds Natural Disaster Alert System

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has added a new feature called 'Safety Check' which automatically allows you to let people know you're OK after a natural disaster. The fe...

This Is What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit Your Town

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Asteroid strikes are rare but not impossible. As proven by last week's impact in Nicaragua the Earth can only protect us from so much. So what woul...

16 Pictures Of The Destruction Wrought By California's Biggest Earthquake In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has caused several injuries, damaged buildings, and caused power cuts across the northern Bay Area in California. It's t...

When the World Goes Made

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

You will change your life if you begin to see where you are doing what you complain about in the world. Sure it is a smaller version than a full-blown war but it is a war never the less. Stop the inner war and you start a revolution.

A 7.1 Earthquake Hit Just Off The Coast Of Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit just off the coast of southern Mexico, the US Geological Survey says, with two people reported dead in neighbouring...

As the Emergency Response Teams Leave, the British Red Cross Is Stepping Up Its Long-Term Recovery Efforts

Sir Nick Young | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

This week, the British Red Cross is launching a long-term recovery programme in the Philippines as the disaster-prone country continues to recover from super-storm Haiyan and braces itself for the onslaught of this year's typhoon season. But as we mark six months since the typhoon hit, many organisations specialising in emergency response are leaving and the levels of support have dwindled, even though the needs remain immense.

Second Quake Shakes Up Rutland Area

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Another earthquake has struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands - 24 hours after a tremor which shook houses for around 10 seconds. Initial dat...

Houses Shake In Rutland As Quake Hits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake has hit the Oakham area of Rutland. The British Geological Survey confirmed the quake, which was triggered at a depth ...

Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile, Sparking Tsunami Warnings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

An enormous earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 8.2, has struck off northern Chile's coast causing a tsunami, and a climbing death toll. A 6.9 foo...

North Korean Coast Hit By Earthquake Sparking Fears Of Nuclear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A magnitude 5 earthquake was recorded off the coast of North Korea on Tuesday morning, sparking fears that Kim Jong-un had carried out his promise to ...

Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj Tweet After Earthquake Shakes LA

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

An earthquake was felt strongly across Los Angeles earlier today, provoking a mass reaction from celebrities in the area on Twitter. Stars like Par...

This Newsreader Looked Absolutely Terrified After An Earthquake Rocked His Live Broadcast

Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Newsreaders are known for their cool, calm and considered reactions - especially when reporting breaking events. That was until today. This US news...

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Devon And South Wales

PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Some coastal towns in south-west Britain have been shaken by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake, experts said. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said res...

An English DJ in America

DJ Fresh | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Fresh

The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.

Seattle Seahawks Fans 'Cause Minor Earthquake' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Sport

The Seattle Seahawks' 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints was hardly earth-shattering, but it did shake it up a bit. Boisterous fans at CenturyLin...