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11 Sep 2009 description

Naqoura, Lebanon - An exercise in large-scale disaster response was conducted on 10-11 August jointly by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in cooperation with a number of government and non-government organizations in the village of Srifa in south Lebanon.

The two-day exercise entitled "United Beacon" was based on a fictitious scenario of an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale, resulting in several casualties in southern Lebanon.

The exercise aimed at enhancing the coordinated capability of all the …

11 Feb 2004 description

Tel Aviv/Amman (dpa) - A moderate earthquake rocked countries in the Middle East on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets in panic.