{ site_name: 'Places in the News', subscribe_url:'/share/sites/Bapu4ruC/placesinthenews.php' }

Vietnam and Japan

Vietnam

Vietnam

Japan

Japan

President Obama traveled to Vietnam where he met with staff of the Embassy and U.S. consulate. This is the first US President to visit Ho Chi Minh City. He will also participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting. The president’s next stop will be to Japan. In Japan, he is expected to visit Hiroshima (where the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945).  Read More

Ecuador

Ecuador, physiography

Ecuador, physiography

Ecuador, administrative divisions

Ecuador, administrative divisions

Two earthquake events occurred in rapid succession within 35 km of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador on the 18th of May, 2016. The early morning earthquake (Magnitude 6.7) and the afternoon earthquake (M 6.8) are both part of the aftershock sequence from the April 16th, M 7.8 event near the city of Muisne. Since that mainshock one month ago, the region has experienced five aftershocks of M 6 or greater.  Read More

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin

EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way from Paris to Cairo. Flight 804 departed from Paris, France in the late evening of May 18th; in the early morning of May 19th, the aircraft was lost from air traffic control radars shortly after entering Egyptian airspace. Search and rescue operations were launched from both Greece and Egypt.  Read More

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Canada

Canada

A wildfire has engulfed an enormous part of Alberta Canada. The fire beginning on May 1st grew with such rapidity that it required the evacuation of the entire city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Thousands have sought refuge in area shelters including: arenas, hockey rinks, and school gymnasiums.  Read More

Syria

Syria country profile

Syria country profile

Syria lies between Lebanon and Turkey, along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is roughly the size of Missouri. The capital of Damascus - located at an oasis fed by the Barada River - is thought to be one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Aleppo is the largest of Syria's cities (population 3.5 million); Damascus is the second largest city; the other main cities are: Hims, Hamah, and Lattakia.  Read More