Sichuan earthquake: Tenth anniversary of 2008 quake marred by police crackdowns, violence

Sichuan earthquake: Tenth anniversary of 2008 quake marred by police crackdowns, violence

Posted May 14, 2018 17:57:17 Over the weekend as Beijing observed the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Chinese authorities cracked down on unauthorised memorials for the event, raiding one large church commemoration and leaving one Hong Kong journalist beaten. Key points: Over 200 members from local Sichuan …

Earthquake threatens lives in Papua New Guinea Highlands, as unrest affects relief efforts

Earthquake threatens lives in Papua New Guinea Highlands, as unrest affects relief efforts

Posted April 09, 2018 17:38:52 Emergency response teams are being flown by helicopter to a remote part of Papua New Guinea, where there is concern a weekend earthquake could have taken more lives in a region already struggling to recover from a magnitude-7.5 quake which hit earlier this year. Key …

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.3 earthquake

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.3 earthquake

Updated April 07, 2018 22:47:40 Photo: A earthquake-triggered landslide in Papua New Guinea this February. (Supplied: Baundo Mereh via Storyful) A powerful earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, damaging buildings and injuring a number of people just six weeks after a major tremor devastated the region, …

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.5 earthquake

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.5 earthquake

Updated April 07, 2018 17:04:55 A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, the European earthquake monitoring service (EMSC) reported. The very shallow quake was only 2 kilometres deep and 93km southwest of Porgera in the Enga province, the EMSC said. Earthquakes are common …

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing ‘double trauma’ from quake and tribal fighting

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing ‘double trauma’ from quake and tribal fighting

Posted April 02, 2018 07:23:51 Photo: The PNG Government says 35,000 people have been displaced by the earthquake. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Made homeless by tribal enemies who kidnapped and gang-raped her last year, *Mary fled to a neighbouring village in Papua New Guinea’s highlands to seek shelter. “I was …

Top End residents awoken by magnitude-6.6 earthquake near Indonesia

Top End residents awoken by magnitude-6.6 earthquake near Indonesia

Updated March 26, 2018 09:34:19 Photo: Two earthquakes in the Banda Sea have been felt in Darwin in less than 12 hours. (Supplied: Geoscience Australia) Top End residents were shaken awake Monday morning after a magnitude-6.6 earthquake hit the Banda Sea, more than 600 kilometres away. Key Points An earthquake …

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

Posted March 20, 2018 16:13:34 Photo: A team works to unload emergency supplies from a helicopter in Papua New Guinea. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo/ Unicef) Heavily armed police are being sent to Papua New Guinea’s Highlands to deal with violence that has disrupted the distribution of earthquake relief supplies. Provincial authorities …

Papua New Guinea earthquake: there is a disaster on our doorstep that’s being ignored

Papua New Guinea earthquake: there is a disaster on our doorstep that’s being ignored

By Anna Bryan Posted March 22, 2018 13:12:03 Photo: A team works to unload emergency supplies from a helicopter in Papua New Guinea. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo/ Unicef) The piercing wailing builds as the young boy’s body, lifeless, is cradled by an older man to safe ground. Relatives are there waiting, …

PNG earthquake: A whole ‘generation’ of children at risk of missing out on schooling in devastated Highlands

PNG earthquake: A whole ‘generation’ of children at risk of missing out on schooling in devastated Highlands

Posted March 21, 2018 15:30:32 Photo: A group of people await for the arrival of food relief. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo) A month after a deadly magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Highlands, aid workers have warned that an entire “generation” of children may miss out on a proper education. The …