Posts Tagged: earthquake



Google’s new Boat Trekkers will capture images of recovery from Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coastline

Google Japan’s “Street View from the sea" project aims to document the coastal areas hit hardest by the country’s March 11, 2011 earth...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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To help earthquake victims in Cebu, Google creates a crowdsourced map of affected areas

Earlier this week, the Visayas region of Cebu in the Philippines was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that affected thousands of families a...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Sichuan quake resources online

Google, Baidu and Many Web Companies Set Up ‘People Finder’ Boards After Chinese Quake

Shortly after this weekend’s earthquake near the Chinese city of Ya’an in Sichuan province, which has so far claimed nearly 200 ...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 3:57 pm
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Google Street View car in Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone

Google Street View Ventures into Post-Quake, Off-Limits Fukushima Prefecture

A little more than two years after the colossal Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 2011, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has let its Street...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 am
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Mobile Service Disruption from Great Japan Earthquake Visualized

When the tragic earthquake hit Japan back in March of 2011, mobile communications were severely disrupted in the affected regions, even in m...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Earthquake Buddy App Sends Your Location To Friends When an Earthquake Hits

As we saw in last year’s tragic earthquake in Japan, communication in the wake of a disaster can be a huge problem. Last year network ...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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Google Big Tent, and the Discussion of Digital Disaster Response in Japan

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just published a series of videos from its recent Big Tent Japan event that took place in Sendai on July 2nd, to di...

  • July 19, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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ishinomaki tsunami

Fuji Xerox Continues to Assist with Post-Disaster Document Recovery in Japan

According to a report from PC World, Japan’s Fuji Xerox has sent a team of 259 employees to Ishinomaki in Japan’s Miyagi prefect...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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sony tohoku

Eye See Tohoku: Helping Children Through Photography

The other day I noted the difficulty of recording and archiving information related to last year’s tragic earthquake and tsunami in Ja...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Thailand earthquake

Thailand hit by earthquake, but telcos promise mobile networks still work

An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred near Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 11:42 am
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Typhoon Ondoy

6 Useful Apps to Prepare You For Natural Disasters in Asia

Asia is no stranger to disasters and calamities. And though you never know exactly when these disasters strike, you can keep yourself inform...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Apple Samsung earthquake donations

Apple and Samsung Make Donations, Offer Practical Support, in Chinese Quake Aftermath

A powerful earthquake struck the city of Ya’an in Sichuan province over the weekend, not too far from the site of the larger and even ...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 1:09 pm
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Google Public Alerts for disasters in Japan

Google Launches Online Public Alerts for Disaster Warnings in Japan

Japan already has a sophisticated and trigger-quick public alerts system for disasters like earthquakes and tsunami – and now Google (...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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media.mapping.jp

Project 311: Analyzing Media Coverage of Japan’s 311 Earthquake

There’s an interesting piece over on the Emergency Journalism website about Project 311, which was a sort of ‘Big Data Workshop&...

  • November 20, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Japan Steps Up Efforts in Online Disaster Response

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, the Japanese government is aiming to create an improved system for spread...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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A011 peak-shift vending machine

A New Vending Machine That Keeps Drinks Chilled Without Using Energy

At Tech in Asia, we’re very keen to write about innovations that save energy. So here’s an interesting one from Japan: A new ven...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Blocking Google Services Puts China at a Handicap During Disasters

I was just reading a piece from Xinhua that says Chinese authorities suggest that it could use forms of social media to “educate the p...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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The Challenge of Digital Remembrance

As you most likely know, Japan marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic March 11th earthquake and tsunami yesterday. For me, living in ...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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