Volcanism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31714/all en Strong 7.0 quake rattles buildings in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/strong-70-quake-rattles-buildings-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rumbled across southern Colombia on Saturday, injuring at least eight people and damaging more than 140 buildings, authorities said.</p> <p>The quake was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, where buildings swayed under the force of the tremor, which the US Geological Survey said measured a strong 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/strong-70-quake-rattles-buildings-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Volcanism Volcanology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:18:23 +0000 5751325 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Strong 7.0 quake rattles buildings in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/corrected-strong-70-quake-rattles-buildings-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rumbled across southern Colombia on Saturday, injuring at least eight people and damaging more than 140 buildings, authorities said.</p> <p>The quake was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, where buildings swayed under the force of the tremor, which the US Geological Survey said measured a strong 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/corrected-strong-70-quake-rattles-buildings-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Volcanism Volcanology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 22:15:55 +0000 5751404 at http://www.globalpost.com Earthquake strikes off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/earthquake-strikes-new-zealands-kermadec-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported.</p> <p>The quake hit at 12:19 am (1219 GMT Monday) at a depth of 34 km (21 miles), about 161 km south of Raoul Island in the Kermadecs. </p> <p>The largely uninhabited islands are northeast of New Zealand's North Island.</p> <p>A magnitude 6.0 quake struck off North Island Saturday.</p> <p>A shallow 6.3-magnitude quake devastated the New Zealand city of Christchurch in the South Island in February last year, leaving 185 people dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/earthquake-strikes-new-zealands-kermadec-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology New Zealand Volcanism Volcanology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:16:21 +0000 5758958 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of quakes shake villages around smoking Peruvian volcano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/hundreds-quakes-shake-villages-around-smoking-peruvian-volcano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Hundreds of small earthquakes have shaken the earth around the Sabancaya volcano in southern Peru over just a few days and the rumbling, along with plumes of smoke spewing up to 320 feet (100 meters) high, have put officials on alert to evacuate the area.</p> <p>Peru's geological agency Ingemmet recorded some 536 quakes, about 20 an hour, on Feb. 22 and 23 and periodic movement is ongoing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/hundreds-quakes-shake-villages-around-smoking-peruvian-volcano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Volcanism Volcanology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:15:41 +0000 5767818 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Lonesome George' tortoise goes to New York for embalming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/lonesome-george-tortoise-goes-new-york-embalming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The body of "Lonesome George," a giant Galapagos tortoise once believed to be the last of its kind, has been sent to New York to be embalmed and then returned home, the Galapagos National Park said Tuesday.</p> <p>A rare Pinta Island giant tortoise, George died June 24, 2012 at an estimated 100 years of age.</p> <p>At the time, he was believed to be the last of the Pinta Island tortoises, but scientists have since found at least 17 other Galapagos tortoises with similar genetic traits to George, raising hopes for keeping the endangered species going.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/lonesome-george-tortoise-goes-new-york-embalming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galápagos Islands Geology Technology Volcanism AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:45:27 +0000 5781844 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Ten dead in floods in Mauritius: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/urgent-ten-dead-floods-mauritius-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten people were killed in floods caused by sudden rains Saturday in Port Louis, the capital of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, the police information centre said.</p> <p>"152 millimetres of rain were recorded in the country in less than an hour and a half" on Saturday afternoon, a statement from the island's meteorological services said Sunday.</p> <p>jmp-ayv-hv/boc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Earth Geology Volcanism AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:15:09 +0000 5798029 at http://www.globalpost.com St. Kitts seeking to deepen diplomatic relations with Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/st-kitts-seeking-deepen-diplomatic-relations-cuba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> St. Kitts-Nevis is exploring the possibility of establishing an embassy in Cuba next year as the Federation seeks to improve its diplomatic relations with Havana, Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has said.</p><P>Dr. Douglas gave the commitment during a courtesy call by Hugo Ruiz Cabrera, who assumed the post of Chargé d’affaires ad interim, following the departure of Cuba’s ambassador Jorge D.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/st-kitts-seeking-deepen-diplomatic-relations-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Denzil Douglas Lesser Antilles Volcanism Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:18:46 +0000 Asianet 5802150 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition legislators file motion in court to force debate on no confidence motion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/opposition-legislators-file-motion-court-force-debate-no-confidence-mot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Opposition legislators, who have been calling for a debate on a motion of no confidence in the Denzil Douglas government, have filed a motion in the High Court seeking to block the government from conducting any business in the National Assembly other than the national budget.</p><P>Opposition Senator Vincent Byron confirmed that the motion was filed under Section 52(6) of the Constitution on Wednesday and scheduled to be heard on Friday at 2.00 pm (local time).</p><P>“ ..It’s on the basis of that No Confidence Motion that was filed on the 11th December 2012 that has been pending and pendi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/opposition-legislators-file-motion-court-force-debate-no-confidence-mot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Parliament of Singapore Volcanism Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:08:02 +0000 Asianet 5807051 at http://www.globalpost.com Local runners capture 50-mile run around Mt. Mayon crown during Daragang Magayon Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/local-runners-capture-50-mile-run-around-mt-mayon-crown-during-daragang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Two Albayano marathoners hit the finish line first, 30 minutes apart each other, to bag the top runners crown in the first Mayon 360° 50-mile (80-km) run around the circumference of Mt. Mayon.</p><P>This was staged Saturday as among the outdoor sports spectaculars of the ongoing Albay’s Daragang Magayon Festival.</p><P>Mario Maglinaw of Barangay Rizal, this city, clocked 6:10:59 to capture the top slot of the race whose starting gun was fired at 4 a.m. at the Peñaranda Park here.</p><P>Second placer Martin Balaybo of Barangay Bical, Sto.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/local-runners-capture-50-mile-run-around-mt-mayon-crown-during-daragang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cities in the Philippines Geography of the Philippines Volcanism Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:50:56 +0000 Asianet 5807188 at http://www.globalpost.com St. Kitts to explore establishing embassy in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/st-kitts-explore-establishing-embassy-cuba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Government is exploring the possibility of establishing an embassy in Cuba next year in an effort to strengthen the existing relationship between both Caribbean nations.</p><P>Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas gave the commitment during a courtesy call by Hugo Ruiz Cabrera, who assumed the post of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, following the departure of Jorge D. Payret Zubiaur, ambassador of Cuba to the federation of St.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/st-kitts-explore-establishing-embassy-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Denzil Douglas Lesser Antilles Volcanism Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:33:49 +0000 Asianet 5813783 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese PM visits Iwo Jima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/japanese-pm-visits-iwo-jima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Iwo Jima on Sunday to review efforts to recover the remains of those killed in fierce fighting on the Pacific island during World War II.</p> <p>The conservative leader attended a memorial service to remember those who perished in the final months of the war in one of the bloodiest battles between US and Japanese troops.</p> <p>The fighting gave rise to one of the most iconic images of the war -- that of a group of US Marines raising the Stars and Stripes during the battle.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/japanese-pm-visits-iwo-jima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battle of Iwo Jima Geology Volcanism AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:00:46 +0000 5815138 at http://www.globalpost.com Four climbers dead, two missing on Japan mountains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/four-climbers-dead-two-missing-japan-mountains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four climbers died over the weekend and two others are missing on mountains including Mount Fuji in central Japan, police and news reports said Monday.</p> <p>Police said that on Sunday they found the body of a 56-year-old woman who had been missing since an avalanche hit a group of climbers on Mount Shirouma in Nagano prefecture the previous day.</p> <p>"We have continued searching for two male climbers who were feared to be involved in the same avalanche," said a spokesman for the Nagano Police Department.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/four-climbers-dead-two-missing-japan-mountains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Volcanism Volcanology AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:00:05 +0000 5827458 at http://www.globalpost.com Mt. Fuji to become World Heritage site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/mt-fuji-become-world-heritage-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's iconic Mt. Fuji has been recommended for registration as a World Heritage site by an advisory panel to UNESCO, the government said Tuesday.</p> <p> The highest mountain in Japan is expected to be formally listed in June when the World Heritage Committee of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meets in Cambodia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/mt-fuji-become-world-heritage-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Volcanism Volcanology Kyodo News International Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:51:26 +0000 5828810 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/japans-mt-fuji-get-world-heritage-stamp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a consultative body to UNESCO, told the Japanese government that the almost perfectly conical Fuji is appropriate for registering as a World Heritage site, the agency for cultural affairs said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/japans-mt-fuji-get-world-heritage-stamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural heritage Geology Technology Volcanism AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 05:30:32 +0000 5829048 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan cheers nod for Mt. Fuji as World Heritage, saddened over Kamakura http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130501/japan-cheers-nod-mt-fuji-world-heritage-saddened-over- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's pursuit to put its iconic Mt. Fuji and a group of cultural assets in the ancient city of Kamakura on the World Heritage list was a mix of success and failure, as officials and residents on Wednesday cheered only for the country's highest peak.</p> <p> Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a statement he is "very happy" for Mt. Fuji but finds it "very unfortunate" that Japan's request to recommend Kamakura assets was turned down.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130501/japan-cheers-nod-mt-fuji-world-heritage-saddened-over-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Politics Volcanism Volcanology Kyodo News International Wed, 01 May 2013 13:15:06 +0000 5829193 at http://www.globalpost.com