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New Zealand (Auckland small quake)
Last night’s small earthquake in Auckland may have been small on the Richter Scale but it was still something for the history books.
It was similar in force to about five aftershocks that hit Christchurch yesterday but unlike Christchurch, Auckland not only rarely has earthquakes, it rarely feels them from surrounding regions either. $$$$$$
Earthquake-Report.com remark : We have highlighted the above article as we are experiencing the same story over and over again all around the world. People who are not used to earthquakes are scared to death when a mild tremor hits the area.
Australia (impact ash cloud on for travel agents)
Hundreds of Harvey World Travel agents are working around the clock to assist travelers stranded by the Chilean ash cloud as it continues to cause chaos across Australia. Harvey World Travel marketing manager, James Brodie, says an army of travel agents are at work behind the scenes facilitating alternative arrangements for their clients, as plumes of ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano continue to interrupt domestic and international services. $$$
New Zealand (Christchurch buildings uninsurable)
Some Christchurch buildings may be regarded as “uninsurable” or the premiums set for them may be too costly for their owners, says a senior engineer involved in the reconstruction of Christchurch. Structural Engineering Society president John Hare, a director of the Holmes consulting group, said today that he would “certainly expect” insurance companies to be more selective in future about which buildings they would insure. $$$
New Zealand (Christchurch demolition)
Another 72 buildings have been added to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s list of buildings identified as needing full or partial demolition, or safety work to prop them up. $$$
Japan (industrial production)
Japan’s industrial production rose for a second straight month as factories continued to recover after the sharp downturn from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the government has announced. Industrial output rose 5.7% in May from the previous month, according to the Japanese ministry of economy, trade and industry report. In April, production was up 1.6%. $$$
Japan (earthquake relief action)
Attention Hello Kitty fans and lovers of all things sparkling and glittery: the world-famous Kitty has teamed up with Austrian crystal brand Swarovski for a special ‘House of Hello Kitty’ event at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo. $$$
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