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The Guardian   04 January 2019   USA   California  
<p>Los Angeles has unveiled the US&rsquo;s first publicly available earthquake early-warning app, a development seismologists hope will move cities across the west coast to invest in wide-scale alert technology.<br /><br />ShakeAlertLA uses mobile app technology ...
The Guardian   23 December 2018   Indonesia   Sunda Strait  
<p>At least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit the coast of Indonesia&rsquo;s Sunda Strait.<br />Twenty-eight people are missing and authorities expect the death toll to rise as many affected areas have not yet been reached.<br ...
The Guardian   22 October 2018   China  
<p>The world&rsquo;s longest sea bridge is set to open this week, linking the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland as part of a broader contentious plan to integrate the special administrative regions into China.<br />The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   30 September 2018   Indonesia   Palu  
<p>A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi on Friday morning, causing a tsunami and around 170 aftershocks. It is the most devastating earthquake to hit Indonesia since 2004.<br />The area devastated by the disaster is bigger than originally ...
The Guardian   20 September 2018   Russia  
<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...
The Guardian   02 February 2018   South Africa  
<p>Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said miners stuck up to 1000m below ground after outage caused by a storm.</p> <p>At least 900 gold miners who were trapped in a South African mine for more than 24 hours after a power outage were safely evacuated on Friday ...
Filed under: Mining News
The Guardian   22 January 2018   Hong Kong  
<p>There is a particular bridge in Hong Kong that offers spectacular views: the mouth of a river on one side, and near-identical rows of white apartment blocks and mountains on the other.</p> <p>No matter where you look, though, you can&rsquo;t escape the ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   16 January 2018   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Thousands of private sector workers at risk and 30,000 small firms owed money may lose out.</p> <p>Thousands of staff who worked for the collapsed construction firm Carillion inside private sector companies will have their wages stopped on Wednesday unless ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   01 January 2018   UK  
<p>A campaign has accelerated to turn a disused railway line in Yorkshire into England&rsquo;s longest cycle tunnel &ndash; instead of using &pound;3m of public money to close it for ever.</p> <p>The 1.4 mile (2.3km) Queensbury line, which runs 377ft (115 ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   20 November 2017   New Caledonia   Vanuatu  
<p>Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.</p> <p>The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards