Google turns Androids into earthquake sensors

Google’s Android phones started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Google turns Androids into earthquake sensors

North Carolina Hit By Most Powerful Earthquake in 100 Years

The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state early Sunday, rattling homes, businesses and residents. The National Weather Service in Greenville said the 5.1-magnitude temblor struck at 8:07 a.m., following a much smaller quake several hours earlier. There were no reports of serious injuries, but … Read more North Carolina Hit By Most Powerful Earthquake in 100 Years

Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

Aid Organization World Vision on Thursday said the explosion at Beirut Port earlier this week “severely impacts” their work. World Vision is a Christian aid organization providing aid to many in Lebanon including those affected by the economic crisis and the pandemic. It also provides aid to Syrian refugees. Hans Bederski, the Lebanon National Director … Read more Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

Oh God! | Beirut blast collapses church roof mid-service

A livestream video of a holy mass in Beirut captured the exact moment a priest and his parishioners were hit by the blastwave of the deadly explosion. The area was struck with a force equivalent to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake, according to Germany’s geosciences center GFZ. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Oh God! | Beirut blast collapses church roof mid-service

Beirut: the morning after the explosion

Beirut resident Mohammed al-Hassan first feared an earthquake when the blast shattered the windows of his home in Dora, a district about four kilometers away from where a massive explosion took place on Tuesday. “It is painful, the extent of it all, it hurts and makes me sad”, he told Reuters while walking through a … Read more Beirut: the morning after the explosion

Aerial footage shows devastating impact of Beirut explosion

Aerial footage filmed the day after the massive explosion in Beirut shows the full scale of the destruction caused by the blast. Rescue operations continued as dawn broke in Lebanon’s capital on Wednesday morning, hours after the blast which flattened much of the city’s port. It struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake … Read more Aerial footage shows devastating impact of Beirut explosion

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut

Aug.04 — Dozens of people have been killed and thousands have been injured by a massive explosion in Beirut. The blast, at the port, was so powerful that it created seismic waves equivalent of a magnitude 3.3 earthquake. It blew out windows across the city and was felt in Cyprus. Official have yet to confirm … Read more Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut

LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

#Beirut #Lebanon BEIRUT (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers … Read more LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

Belarus’s ‘Joan of Arc’: The reluctant candidate taking on Europe’s ‘last dictator’

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Svetlana Tikhanouskaya, a 37-year-old former English teacher, is causing a political earthquake in the former Soviet state, posing the biggest challenge in decades to the country’s strongman leader, President Alexander Lukashenko. Visit our website: https://www.france24.com Like us … Read more Belarus’s ‘Joan of Arc’: The reluctant candidate taking on Europe’s ‘last dictator’

The Great Wall of Japan | 101 East

After the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami killed about 18,000 people, the Japanese authorities embarked on a radical plan. At a cost of $12bn, they are building a 15-metre-high anti-tsunami wall across 400 kilometres to divide the land from the ocean. But it is also dividing local communities. There are fears the wall could cause … Read more The Great Wall of Japan | 101 East

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of life

Nasa’s most ambitious mission yet to the Red Planet blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canavera today, bound for a 3.5 billion-year-old former lake, seeking the answer to the question that has fascinated the world since long before David Bowie’s 1973 hit: Is there life on Mars? It soared into the sky under clear, sunny and … Read more NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of life

One killed and 17 injured after an explosion at a restaurant in Japan

A sudden explosion from a suspected gas leak blew out walls and windows in part of a northern Japanese town on Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring 17 others. There was no sign of a fire and investigators at the suspect a gas leak may have cause the blast, Koriyama fire department official Hiroki … Read more One killed and 17 injured after an explosion at a restaurant in Japan

Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Alaska Coast

A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly fled to higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the Alaska Peninsula and the tsunami warning was canceled after the magnitude 7.8 quake offshore produced a wave of a … Read more Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Alaska Coast

Alaska Earthquake: Powerful 7.8-Magnitude Quake Triggers Tsunami Warning

A tsunami warning was issued for parts of southwestern Alaska after an M7.8 earthquake struck south of the Alaska Peninsula late on Tuesday, July 21. Tsunami warning sirens sounded in locations across the Alaska Peninsula, as seen in this video, shot near the town of Homer. The National Tsunami Warning Center later cancelled the tsunami … Read more Alaska Earthquake: Powerful 7.8-Magnitude Quake Triggers Tsunami Warning