Photos: Hurricane Sandy Left Bahamas, 43 Killed In Caribbean

27 10 2012

Residents of Leogane, Haiti find higher ground as the water level continues to rise Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Residents of Leogane have had five consecutive days of rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which caused serious flooding and claimed at least 26 lives in the impoverished country. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Carl Juste)

Hurricane Sandy left Bahamas late Friday and is now heading northward toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to join with winter weather fronts to create a super storm.

At least 43 people were killed across the Caribbean.

A British CEO of an investment bank was reported killed in Bahamas due to the category 1 Hurricane Sandy.

Officials at Deltec Bank & Trust identified him as Timothy Fraser-Smith.

On Thursday Hurricane Sandy pounded Cuba as a category 2 hurricane killing at least 11 people in eastern Santiago and Guantanamo provinces.

In Haiti at least 29 people were killed by Hurricane Sandy.

In Jamaica, a person was killed and another person was killed in Puerto Rico.

This is a disaster.

A man walks along a street where electrical lines hang damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Friday Oct. 26, 2012. Sandy was a Category 2 hurricane when it wreaked havoc in Cuba on Thursday, killing 11 people in eastern Santiago and Guantanamo provinces as its winds and rain destroyed thousands of houses and ripped off roofs. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

A fallen tree and toppled light poles block a road in Kingston, Jamaica, after the passing of Hurricane Sandy, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Sandy, which made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Kingston, crossed over Jamaica killing an elderly man when a boulder crashed into his clapboard house, police said. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

Residents wade through a flooded street caused by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy rumbled across mountainous eastern Cuba and headed toward the Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 2 storm, bringing heavy rains and blistering winds. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Damaged houses are seen on the shore of a river after heavy rains brought by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Sandy was blamed for the death of an elderly man in Jamaica who was crushed by a boulder. Another man and two women died while trying to cross storm-swollen rivers in southwestern Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Students play in the waves crashing against the Malecon after the passing of Hurricane Sandy in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

A woman washes her clothes in front of her damaged house after the passing of Hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Fallen palm trees lie on a road after the hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Photos: Tropical Storm Isaac Hit Cuba And Haiti

26 08 2012

A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti’s southern peninsula. Isaac’s center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, a woman swims through flood waters in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti’s southern peninsula early Saturday, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/MINUSTAH, Logan Abassi)

Haitians make their way through their neighborhood flooded by the rising Riviere Grise after the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaac passed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in this August 25, 2012 handout photo. The storm dumped torrential rains on Haiti and flattened tent camps housing survivors of the a devastating earthquake, then began an assault on eastern Cuba. REUTERS/Benjamin Rusnak/Food for the Poor/Handout

A man carries a child as residents leave an area flooded by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

People stand surveying the damage of homes flooded by the rising Riviere Grise after the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaac passed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti August 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Associated Press/Dieu Nalio Chery – A woman wades through a flooded street triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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Photo: Tropical Storm Isaac In Domincan Republic, Heading For Haiti

25 08 2012

Associated Press/Ricardo Arduengo – People run over a bridge covered by debris as waves hit the seawall, caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and vulnerable Haiti on Friday, threatening to bring punishing rains but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Tropical Storm Isaac brought heavy rains to Dominican Republic and Haiti on Friday.

It bore down on Haiti’s southern peninsula early Saturday.

It may cause deadly flash floods and mudslides in Haiti because so much of the country is deforested.

Local residents stay under the rain in Enriquillo, southwestern Dominican Republic, as Tropical Storm Isaac roared toward the island of Hispaniola. (AFP Photo/Erika Santelices)

Local residents stay under the rain in Enriquillo, southwestern Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Isaac gained strength as it roared towards the Domincan Republic and Haiti, where it was to make landfall later in the day, threatening survivors of a devastating 2010 earthquake. (AFP Photo/Erika Santelices)

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Strong Earthquake Hit China (Updated)

14 04 2010

China earthquake

Please click here for the September 7, 2012 China earthquake; 5.6 Magnitude Quake Hit China – Photos

Another natural disaster happened today.

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai in China at 7:49 am local time (7:49 pm ET Tuesday).

The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometer) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet.

There were strong aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 about half an hour of the quake.

Most houses were made of wood with earthen walls in the area.

A lot of houses and other buildings collapsed.

At least 300 people were killed and 8000 were injured.

Many others were still buried under the debris.

This place is in the mountains and far from the big cities.

So there are not much heavy machines and medical equipments.

In 2008 a 7.9 earth quake hit neighboring Sichuan province.

About 90,000 were killed or missing in that earthquake.

In 2010, strong earthquakes hit Haiti, Chile,Mexico and Indonesia .

When I first wrote this post this morning, there was only one person reported killed.





7.7 Earthquake Hit Indonesia

7 04 2010

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra at 5:15 am Indonesian time, 125 miles from Sibolga.

Sibolga is in North Sumatra.

It is 448km southwest of Pangkor Island in Malaysia.

So far there is no report of damage.

The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department also issued a tsunami warning to coastal areas in Perlis, Penang and Kedah.

People in high buildings in Malaysia felt the earthquake.

There had been lots of earthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Indonesia is in the Ring Of Fire.

On Sunday a 7.2 earthquake hit Mexico.

Haiti and Chile were also badly hit by earthquakes this year.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

There were small tsunamis in Banyak Islands and Teluk Dalam, Indonesia.

The tsunami warnings had been canceled.





Earthquake Strike Okinawa, Japan

27 02 2010

Okinawa was hit by  a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.

ET means USA’s Eastern Time.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.

They should avoid the beaches and the sea.

Okinawa Flag

Amami Flag

Tsunami is giant waves.

The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.

So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.

Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.

On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

I think we must avoid earthquake.





Haiti Was Hit By A Strong Aftershock

20 01 2010

A 5.9 magnitude aftershock hit Haiti at 6.03 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

ET means Eastern Time.

This is the strongest aftershock after the 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010.

Aftershocks are earthquakes that happen after the first earthquake.

People screamed and ran to the streets because they are scared that the buildings will fall on them.

It is very dangerous because the buildings are not strong after the 7.0 earthquake hit them.

The rubble from the damaged buildings can fall on people’s head.

The damaged buildings can also collapse and hurt more people.

Maybe more people are injured and more buildings are damaged and more rubble block the streets.










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