M 5.6 in Laos on 08 Sep 2018 02:31 UTC

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SCDF search-and-rescue contingent retains UN certification after 36-hour exercise

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 04:45:00 +0200straitstimesSG (en)

SINGAPORE – After a 36-hour exercise, the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) Operation Lionheart Contingent was re-certified as capable of conducting complex search-and-rescue operations in the aftermath of a disaster in an urban setting, such as the collapse of buildings.

5.9-magnitude quake hits Pu’er in Yunnan, bordering Shan State, Myanmar

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:47:00 +0200elevenmyanmar (en)

BEIJING - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mojiang Hani autonomous county in Southwest China's Yunnan province at 10:31 am Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 11 km, was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 101.53 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

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