Category - Asia


Japan: Third Typhoon to hit Japan in a week

Japan is set to endure further extreme weather this week as Typhoon Lionrock crosses the western Pacific. The US’ National Weather Service and Ocean Prediction Centre posted pictures of the Typhoon, located south of Kyoto on Saturday (27 August). The typhoon, which is close to the islands of Okinawa is moving at a speed of […]


Myanmar: earthquake

Myanmar hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled central Myanmar on Wednesday afternoon, more than a day after another tremor struck the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. Geological Survey said.   The quake hit around 4:34 p.m. local time (6:04 a.m. ET) about 15 miles west of Chauk, near the ancient capital […]


Japan: Typhoons

One killed, planes grounded as 3 severe storms roar across Japa (CNN)Typhoon Mindulle is roaring over Tokyo after making landfall earlier on Monday, just one of three storms which have lashed Japan over the past two days, killing one person.   A 42-year-old man was found dead on the side of a flooded road early […]


Vietnam: Flights by Vietnam Airlines cancelled due to Typhoon Dianmu

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has cancelled 10 flights scheduled on August 19 due to Typhoon Dianmu, the third typhoon to hit the Southeast Asian country this year. The 10 flights were scheduled to depart from or arrive at Cat Bi International Airport in the northern port city of Hai Phong and Tho Xuan Airport […]


Japan: Hokkaido: Typhoon Chanthu

Typhoon Chanthu made landfall on Japan‘s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Wednesday, triggering evacuation orders and advisories, with the weather agency here warning that torrential rain could trigger floods and landslides as well as disrupt transportation networks. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that the typhoon made landfall on the southeastern area of Hokkaido, near Cape […]


Thailand: more explosions

Multiple explosions in Thailand from the evening of Thursday, 11 August until the morning of Friday, 12 August. Incidents have been reported in multiple locations around southern Thailand. Local media are reporting at least 3 fatalities and more than 30 injured.   HUA HIN Thursday, 10:15pm – Two explosions outside a neighbourhood bar. Friday, 9:10am […]