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What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

May 2, 2012
Adnan Morshed
What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

The runway of Dhaka’s international airport was torn asunder along the axis. The damage forced all international flights — carrying emergency medical supplies, food, temporary shelters, and heavy-duty rescue machines — to divert to Chittagong and Sylhet.
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All it takes is two minutes…

September 19, 2011
MK Aaref
All it takes is two minutes…

The couch shook, and we ran outside. However it went on and on, reportedly for two whole minutes and yet seemed like forever. Caught in the upper levels of an apartment building, we got the feel of the swaying even more.
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Fukushima explosion

March 16, 2011
CSKarim
Fukushima explosion

Citizens of Bangladesh are concerned about the consequences of the post earthquake accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. The reasons are only justified because ‘fear of the unknown’ can add to worries, especially when these relate to health. Rumour and gossip are now floating around to such a degree that is disquieting for...
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Nuclear safety stretched by Japan superquake

March 13, 2011
CSKarim
Nuclear safety stretched by Japan superquake

Different news media are giving out conflicting information on the nuclear power plants at Fukushima. It seems that the safety of one of the plants has already been compromised. The information is conflicting and confusing. The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in constant touch with Japan’s...
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Disaster strikes Japan; alarm bell for the world

March 11, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Disaster strikes Japan; alarm bell for the world

Traditionally, historically, the Japanese are very stoic people, who prefer to show no emotion, never betraying how they really feel. But right now, in a new time and space where grief outweighs any age-old norms of behaviour, the need to express anguish, shock and pain is overwhelming. The small country with a big honour...
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Are we ready for the big one?

October 11, 2010
MK Aaref

A couple of days before Eid-ul-fitr, we were gently reminded that the solid earth beneath our feet is not that solid after all. A relatively minor earthquake it was, we were told, but in my room on the fourth floor, the gentle swaying back and forth was not a comfortable place...
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