A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, about 10 miles (15 km) South East of Port-au-Prince just before 5 pm.
Haiti is one of the Caribbean countries.
CNN said it is a ‘catastrophe of major proportions’.
It means like a very big disaster.
CNN reported bodies in the streets of Port-au-Prince.
Lots of people were injured and dead.
They still can’t count the number of the dead and wounded yet.
The earthquake caused heavy damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Lots of buildings and houses were damage and collapsed.
Power lines were knocked down so there is no electricity on Tuesday evening.
The Associated Press reported that a hospital collapsed.
The President’s residence is also damaged by the earthquake.
In Port-au-Prince lots of houses were built on the steep hillsides.
So when there is an earthquake the houses can fall onto other houses down the hill.
I am very sad because lots of people in Haiti lost their houses and family.
There had been lots of earthquakes in January 2010.
I wrote about ‘ Three Countries Hit By Earthquake’ and ‘Earthquake Strikes California Coast’.
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.
(CNN) — Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
The tug taken by pirates on December 16 has been released and is en route to a “safe location,” according to ICC Commercial Crime Services — the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The ICC said it will not release additional information until the boat and crew have reached their destination and are out of harm’s way.
It was unclear whether a ransom had been paid and it was not immediately known when the ship was released.
The waters off Somalia are rife with pirate activity, despite increased measures by military forces and shipping companies to ward off attacks.
Heavily armed pirates have struck the busy Indian Ocean shipping lanes and the Gulf of Aden, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
They have captured dozens of vessels and hundreds of hostages, making off with millions of dollars in ransom money.
Pirates attack people in the seas and oceans.
I think there are too much crime in the world now.
If I can go to the United Nations, I’ll tell all the people to stop the crimes and wars and ‘make the world a better place’ like what Michael Jackson sang in his song,’Heal The World’.
Crime and war are disaster.
UPDATE: Many have asked concerning the below. I heard the report on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s show “The Situation Room”. He briefly mentioned it during the coverage of Michael Jackson.Al-Hamdulillah, CNN reported that the Jackson family is meeting with an imam to make the funeral arrangements for the janazah (Muslim funeral prayer) for Michael Jackson. I pray that Allah will have mercy on his soul and grant the family some privacy as they make the plans for a Muslim funeral. I ask Muslims to reserve their judgement and pray for him and his family. Please send your condolences: http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=5875644172354 .
I pray that Muslims will respond to this loss our brother in every loving way possible. I do not know when and were the prayers will be. I trust that the masjid that Jermaine Jackson attends will handle the prayers and preparation. The West Coast Muslims in LA and Imam Zaid Shaker or Sheikh Hamza are hopefully in the loop? May Allah help them. We have not had a major figure in the pop world pass away before Micheal Jackson. I pray that we will do our best and that Allah will have mercy show.
I think it is true that Michael Jackson has converted to Islam.
May Allah bless his soul.
I hope that Uncle Mahboob can attend Michael Jackson’s janazah prayer in LA.
I am sad because our Muslim brother died too soon.
At least nine people were killed in a rush hour train collision between two Metro trains on Monday north of downtown Washington DC.
During rush lots and lots of people want to ride the trains.
DC means District of Columbia.
It was a very bad train accident 😥
It happened just before 5 pm on the above ground track on the Red Line near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland.
One train was not moving when the crash happened.
Mayor Adrian Fenty said it was the deadliest crash in the history of Metro.
Metro is Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Chief Dennis Rubin From Washington’s Fire and Emergency Medical Science Department told CNN that 56 had minor injuries, 12 had moderate injuries and 2 were badly injured.
The rescuers cut through the trains to rescue people because one train was on top of the other train.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate why it happened.
I think if I go to the United Nations meeting, I’ll tell people to becareful when riding in trains and aeroplanes.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least six people and injured scores, Mayor Adrian Fenty said.
One train was stationary when the crash happened, according to Metro General Manager John Catoe.
He called it the deadliest crash in the history of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, known as Metro. One of the dead was the female operator of one of the trains, Metro officials said.
“The scene is as horrific as you can imagine,” Fenty said in a news conference. “One car was almost squeezed completely together.”
The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on an above-ground track on the Red Line in the District of Columbia near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland. Watch woman say she, fellow passengers ‘went flying’
The pilot died during the Continental Flight 61 from Brussels, Belgium to Newark, New Jersey on Thursday.
The pilot’s family told CNN that the pilot’s name is Craig Lenell, 60 years old.
There were 3 pilots on the trans-Atlantic flight.
Trans-Atlantic flights are the flights that fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
When the pilot died the two other pilots flew the Boeing 777 and landed at Newark International Airport at 11:49 AM ET Thursday.
ET means the North America Eastern Time Zone.
All the 247 passengers were safe and only knew that the pilot died when they reached Newark.
I think the pilot’s family are very sad because the pilot died.
(CNN) — The pilot of Continental Flight 61 died Thursday as the plane flew from Brussels, Belgium, to Newark, New Jersey, the Federal Aviation Administration and Continental Airlines said.
Pilot Craig Lenell is shown with daughter Jennifer Lenell-Small, a former Continental employee.
The 60-year-old Newark-based pilot died of “apparently of natural causes” about halfway through the flight, the airline said. He had 32 years of service with Continental, it said.
The pilot’s family identified him to CNN as Craig Lenell.
The airline said the crew on the flight included an additional relief pilot who took the place of the deceased man, and “the flight continued safely with two pilots at the controls.” The Boeing 777 landed safely at Newark International Airport at 11:49 a.m. ET Thursday, the airline said.
No further details were given. Continental did not release the pilot’s name.
Asked whether the plane’s 247 passengers had been told of the situation, a Continental spokesman said only that the plane had arrived safely.
Passengers told CNN that they were not informed, and that the only indication of a problem was that an announcement for a doctor was made during the flight. Watch a report about airline procedures »
“I haven’t heard anything.” passenger Chris Balchuas, from Houston, Texas, told reporters after the flight. “They just said there was a medical emergency and were there any doctors aboard.”
Another passenger, Dr. Julien Struyzen, said he responded to the request for a doctor and pronounced the pilot dead.
Computer worm is like a computer virus.
A computer worm is not a living thing like earth worm, fruit worm and other worms that lives around us.
The name of this computer worm is Conficker.c.
I read about the computer worm from the CNN news on the internet.
It is supposed to hit computers on April 1.
People may lose their files and programs in their computer.
The bad people who programed the Conficker.c can know other people’s passwords and can delete our files, folders, games and other things in our computers.
I think that this computer worm can start a computer virus.
(CNN) — Remember the dire predictions surrounding the “millennium bug?” The doom-and-gloom scenarios bandied about by security analysts on how computers could act when their clocks turned to January 1, 2000?
Well, researchers are hoping that a potential April Fools’ time bomb — the Conficker.c that is supposed to hit computers on April 1 — turns out to be equally unfounded.
But realizing that hope alone is not a prudent option, here is a primer on the worm so you can adequately prepare yourself — and your computer.
What is Conficker.c and what do analysts fear it may do?
Conficker.c is a worm, a malicious program thought to have already infected between 5 million and 10 million computers.
Those infections haven’t spawned many symptoms, but on April 1 a master computer is scheduled to gain control of these zombie machines, said Don DeBolt, director of threat research for CA, a New York-based IT and software company.
It is freezing in U.S.A. now.
It must be very, very ,very, very cold.
I read in CNN that it may get colder later.
The wind is very, very, very, very cold too.
In some places in U.S.A. you’ll get frozen if you play out side.
So you can’t make snowman in the garden.
There are lots and lots and lots and lots of snow.
But maybe there is no snowman 🙂