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· February, 2011

Stories about Disaster from February, 2011

Chile: Remembering 8.8-magnitude earthquake with tweets from Feb. 27, 2010

Gonzalo A. Luengo O. compiled a long list of tweets [es] from February 27, 2010, when an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Chile at 3:34 a.m. local time.

Haiti: Challenges & Hopes

Kevin Fortuna at Concern Blogs visits Haiti and writes about his experience.

New Zealand: Video of Christchurch after the Earthquake

Director Logan McMillan took out his camera and went to the streets of Christchurch to document the damages of the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand on February 21st.

South Korea: Libyan Protest in Seoul

South Korean, Arabian and Libyan activists held a protest near the Libyan Embassy in Seoul today demanding the removal of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, South Korean photographer @photo0301 posted photos...

Tanzania: Bomb Explosions: Bloggers and Twitterers Speak Out

Tanzanian bloggers and twitterers react to bomb explosions at a Tanzanian army base in Dar es Salaam’s Gongo la Mboto suburb that killed at least 30 people early Thursday. A...

Tanzania: Netizens comment on bomb explosions at army base

At least 30 people have been killed in multiple bomb explosions after an accident early Thursday at Gongo la Mboto army base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At least 22...

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought....

North and South Korea Mark Kim Jong-il's 69th Birthday

Whilst North Korea celebrates its leader, Kim Jong-il's 69th birthday today, South Korean human rights activists sent a rather unconventional birthday gift to Kim: gigantic balloons carrying leaflets lambasting the...

Bahamas: Fire on Bay Street

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe posts photos of yesterday's tragic fire in Nassau, commenting: “What a sad loss of those beautiful old buildings.”

Sri Lanka: Floods Causing Havoc In Badulla

P.B. Gowthamam reports about the devastating effects of floods on many parts of Badulla in Sri Lanka. The blogger also post pictures of the devastations.

Jordan: Proud to be an Arab

Jordanian blogger, Roba Al-Assi, wrote a list with photos of 10 things that happened during the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings that made her proud to be an Arab.

Belarus, Ukraine: Photographer Blogs About Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Documentary photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is guest-blogging about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone at Chernobyl Children International.

Australia: Cyber Cyclone Yasi Strikes

Category 5 mega Cyclone Yasi struck the North Queensland coast of Australia late on Wednesday and both the old and new media have played complementary roles during the crisis. Read...

Egypt: Clashes in Tahrir Square in the Words of Bloggers

Clashes took place in Tahrir Square today between those who are with Mubarak and those who are against him. But the question is, who is really behind all this chaos?

Egypt: Mubarak is Strangling Us, as Banks Remain Closed and Food Runs Out

Banks and stock markets remain closed in Egypt today, as Egyptians continue their anti-Mubarak protests for the eighth day in a row. Reports continue to emerge of food and medical...

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