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Strong Earthquake 6.2 Mag. 64 KM ENE of Mutsu, Japan
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A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (mg/mb) has struck on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. The temblor was reported at 15:01:08 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 44.27 km (28 miles). Global time of event 08/06/15 / 2015-06-08 06:01:08 / June 8, 2015 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 141.954 East, latitude 41.4594 North, depth 44.27 km, unique identifier, us20002mvq. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us20002mvq,.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 124 km (77 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aomori Shi, Muroran, Kamiiso.

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11 Countries with the Highest Rates of Starvation in the World
by Trish Novicio in Lists

If you are eager to know the 11 countries with the highest rate of starvation in the world, you’ve come across to the right article. As of 2014, around 805 million people in the world are suffering from hunger. Most of them live in developing countries.

Starvation is the state of experiencing extreme hunger and lack of nutrients in one’s body that can lead to death. Citizens of a starving country would often encounter the problem due to the economic crisis. Anorexia Nervosa is a complicated eating disorder where a person fears of gaining weight. It is a contributing factor that increases the starvation rate in a certain state.

The other significant factors that fuel starvation are drought and famine. A clean drinking water is one of the primary needs of the body. A person can survive not eating for three weeks with only access to potable water. If we don’t have enough water reserve it can cause drought. Drought can cause crop failure which then leads to famine. We can lose food supply in case of natural disasters. Tropical storms, tsunamis, floods, can flush away the agriculture community in a country’s map. Climate change gives farmers a great challenge in growing crops or producing food. This affects the income of a family that relies on their food supply in farming. These are factors that raise the number of the starvation rate in a country. Our article today is familiar with our previous post about the 11 countries with the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. You can read that previous post to know more about the common issues a malnourished community in the world is experiencing.

Here are the 11 countries with the highest rates of starvation in the world!

11. Burundi
The main source of living in Burundi is agriculture. It is surprising to know that Burundi has international partners in exporting products. Yet they belong to the countries with the highest rates of starvation in the world. Being a slave of corruption, the country faces different sufferings. This includes great poverty, starvation, lack of good education and community facilities.

10. Eritrea
Due to four years of drought in Eritrea it led the country to an extreme dryness. The poor source of water in farmland affects the production of agricultural products. This situation ends up with massive food shortage around the city and child malnutrition.

9. Timor-Leste
Aside from rainy and sunny days, Timor-Leste experiences a ‘Hungry Season’. The period lasts from the months of November to February. It’s when farmers are planning to plant new crops yet they ran out of food supply. The Hungry Season results to poor amount and quality of food.

8. Comoros
Like Burundi and Eritrea, 60% of 766,865 Comoros population remain underfed. Their growing population provokes the country’s economic status. Comoros stands as the 19th country with the highest rate of child stunting in the world.

7. Sudan
4.4 million undernourished people out of 805 million come from Southern Sudan. It is one of the countries in the world with the most hungry residents. The widespread cause of drought leaves 15% of Sudan’s population eating inadequate food.

6. Zambia
Zambia is one of the hungriest nations in the world. Why? Farming is the main source of living in Zambia. With the lack of rainfall, rural families couldn’t grow crops for their food. Charitable NGO’s has been supportive, helping Zambia to cope up with agricultural difficulties.

5. Chad
There is a severe food scarcity in Chad. The supply of food doesn’t meet the higher demands for it. Due to the supply and demand problems, food prices became real expensive! Chadians couldn’t afford these prices leaving the 60% of the population relying on food distribution. The World Food Programme (WFP) has been helping Chad in nutrition and health concerns.

4. Ethiopia
Serious political rights issues in Ethiopia leave its people starving. Citizens are in need of food aid to solve malnutrition. According to a report from BBC, Ethiopia is the ‘closest thing to hell on earth’. Two out of five Ethiopian children suffer from malnutrition. In fact, almost every day there is a tribe burial due to malnutrition in Ethiopia.

3. Yemen
Millions of Yemeni needs food aid because of food and water shortage. Yemen also has the highest malnutrition rate. The UN is launching a recovery operation to cure hunger concerns in Yemen.

2. Haiti
Even before the earthquake of intensity 8.0 hit Haiti, it was already suffering from starvation. Only half of Haitians have access to a clean drinking water. Most children in Haiti are either malnourished or have anemia.

1. Madagascar
The hungriest country in the world is Madagascar. Despite being an adventure-packed site, Madagascar is always struck by natural disasters. The country needs to establish more eco-friendly practices to save their natural resources. Recently, 85 % of the rainforests have been cleared out to make way for ‘practical agriculture’. It would take many years to replenish their ecosystem and agricultural needs.

Chinese team working to prevent disease outbreaks in Nepal

A team of Chinese medical doctors and scientists have been working non-stop in the heart of earthquake stricken Nepal, to help prevent one of the main threats after a disaster of this magnitude -- the outbreak of disease.

This is now the frontline of the battle against a new potential disaster in Nepal. These men are part of the team of Chinese public health experts and scientists sent to help the quake stricken nepal.

Their job is to prevent a secondary disaster, an outbreak of diseases as disaster zones translates to concentrations of populations living in tent cities with very little resources and hygiene, a perfect breeding ground for diseases like cholera, diarrhea among others.

This is especially bad in Nepal where public awareness on hygiene is still low and diagnostic equipments are scarce.

That's where professor Wang is focusing, he along with the his team brought these equipments from China's CDC to help analyze the water sources in the country and identify dangerous ones.

The one in yellow means that it has been contaminated.

For tens of thousands of Nepalese, tent cities like this one will be their home for the foreseeable future, that's why the team here is in a race against time to prevent an outbreak of disease, before the monsoon season starts.

That's why these kinds of training sessions will be key.

So far almost 1,000 Nepalese have been trained by the team.

The aim is simple, to equip Nepal with a local epidemic prevention team that will stay because even though over 100 international medical teams flowed in after the quake, the burden of post-disaster epidemic prevention will mostly fall on the shoulders of the Nepalese people.

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