7.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Iran-Pakistan border

Many feared dead as tremors felt as far as north India and Gulf states after quake strikes near Iranian city of Khash

Jason Burke and Saeed Kamali Dehghan The Guardian [UK] 16 April 2013

A powerful earthquake has hit the border regions between Iran and Pakistan, with reports of casualties currently confused.

Communications to the […]

President’s daughter takes Spring Break in Mexico, story being scrubbed

Malia in Mexico Despite Security Warning, Story Being Scrubbed

Dan Riehl Breitbart.com Big Government 3/19/2012

An AFP story, linked at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, reported on Malia Obama’s visit to Mexico despite a Texas public safety warning, she’s reportedly accompanied by 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The Huffington Post story link now […]

Israeli Defense Forces prepare rescue mission to Turkey after earthquake

Netanyahu: “This is what neighbors do”; Ankra rejects all internationals calls for aid following powerful earthquake.

Yaakov Lappin and Tovah Lazaroff The Jerusalem Post 10/23/2011

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Sunday ordered the Home Front Command to prepare a standby mission to head out to Turkey, after a powerful earthquake rocked […]

Do You Have a Plan?

Don from Madison Chicago Boyz 8/23/2011

Today’s (admittedly minor) earthquake in the DC area reminded me that I need to get my emergency plans in order once again. I have let things slip a bit.

I always try to have a plan with the wife to evacuate to a certain place. In the past it […]

Obama Golfing When Earthquake Struck

President was golfing in Martha’s Vineyard when 5.9 magnitude quake hit D.C.

ABC News 8/23/2011

H/T Ace of Spades HQ, “As Dave in Texas wonders, ‘Couldn’t he have at least gone to the club house to get a briefing?’ “

Related: Obama has found the epicenter of today’s quake

Update: Obama interrupts golf game […]

Japan earthquake: How you can help

A woman, carrying a child on her back, walks over tsunami-drifted debris and mud in Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, Saturday. Click on the image for full size

Jessica Dickler CNN Money 3/11/2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — After the fifth largest earthquake in history struck Japan Friday, many Americans have been eager to help — […]