7.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Pakistan and Afghanistan
At least more 311 were killed in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit North-East of Afghanistan.
However since it is a deep-focus eartquake, as the earthquake originated more than 200km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface, the damage is less than that which a similarly powerful but shallow tremor might cause, reported BBC News.
It was centered in the Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad and caused a landslide afterwards.
The death toll was mostly from Pakistan where 228 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 others were injured.
The authorities are expecting more causalities as damage in remote villages is discovered.
Afghan Landslide Killed At Least 2,100
The side of the mountain above Ab Barak in the remote northeast of Afghanistan collapsed at around 11 a.m. (0630 GMT) on Friday after a smaller landslip hit a few hours earlier.
Reuters reported that Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor as saying, “More than 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead”.
The landslides which were triggered by torrential rain destroying hundreds of home.
Officials are worry that another section of the mountain side could collapse at any time.
Three Countries Hit By Earthquakes
These are the news from CNN:
A pair of earthquakes hit Solomon Islands Monday morning, and another struck the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Service.
One quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, hit the Philippines at 5:38 a.m. (4:38 p.m. Sunday ET), near the eastern-most island of Mindanao, the agency reported.
The Solomon Islands experienced a 6.3-magnitude quake at 8:48 a.m. (4:48 p.m. Sunday ET), and another 7.2-magnitude tremor hit less than an hour later.
The quake shook Tajikistan’s mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan province about 7:15 a.m. local time.
The 20,000 people were left homeless in the villages of Rog and Gishkon, where 1,050 mud dwellings were destroyed, according Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.
The U.S. Geological Survey classified the quake as a magnitude 5.3. It was centered 80 km (50 miles) north of Korough, Tajikistan, and was about 44.5 km (27.7 miles) below the Earth’s surface, the USGS said.
Earthquake is a disaster.
Earthquake can kill many people and animals.
If a strong earthquake happens in the sea it can cause a tsunami.
Tsunami is also a disaster and can kill many people and animals.
A lot of tsunamis happened in Japan.
Japan is in Asia, in the western Pacific Ocean.
Solomon Islands is near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Philippines is in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.
Tajikistan is in Central Asia near Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.
Michael Jackson’s Earth Song
The ‘Earth Song’ is about the bad things some people did to the Earth.
I love the song very much because it tells us to stop destroying our Earth.
People cut down trees, killed wild animals, start forest fire and war.
The video clip shows in the rain forest of Amazon, South America people are cutting down trees.
The rain forest was beautiful before they cut down trees.
But after people cut down the trees there is no more beautiful green trees.
The video clip also shows the war in Croatia.
I can see houses that were destroyed by bomb and no green trees.
The place was so green and beautiful before the war.
Now there are war in Palestine and Afghanistan.
I saw dead elephant in Tanzania, Africa.
People killed the elephants because they want the elephants’ tasks.
Other wild animals such as zebra, giraffes, sea lions and dolphins are also in danger.
Forest fire burn the trees, animals and humans.
In the video clip Micheal Jackson was not burnt because it was not a real forest fire 🙂
We have to save our Earth from disasters.
We have to stop the war, stop the fire, stop killing wild animals and stop cutting down the trees.
We have to save the Earth.
I think I will write a song entitled ‘Stop Destroying Our Earth’.
U.S. Celebrates as President Obama Vows New Era
Barrack Obama becomes the new U.S. president yesterday.
President Obama is the U.S. 44th president.
President Obama is a smart politician.
He won lots of elections.
The U.S. 43rd president was George W. Bush.
When George W. Bush was the U.S. president, there were lots of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.
U.S. presidents live at the White House in Washington DC.
The U.S. first president was George Washington.
I hope President Obama will go to the United Nations meetings to stop the wars.
I think war is very,very,very,very,very bad and a disaster.