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Naomi Osaka pledges all her Western & Southern Open winnings to earthquake victims in Haiti

Haiti victims will receive Naomi Osaka winnings

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she will donate her winnings from the 2021 Western & Southern Open to help the victims of an earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday morning. 

Death toll: The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has left at least 1,297 people dead and over 5,700 injured, forcing the Haitian government to declare a state of emergency, CNN reported. 

Japan Rocked By 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Leaving at Least 2 Dead, 125 Injured

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake recently shook Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, as other parts of the country recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon Jebi that wreaked havoc earlier this week.

The earthquake hit southern Hokkaido at around 3 a.m. on Thursday at the depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles) with its epicenter said to be located east of the city of Tomakomai, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency via TIME.

Japan Has a 40% Chance Of Being Destroyed by a ‘Super Earthquake’ in the Next 30 Years, Scientists Warn

Japanese scientists have warned of a huge chance of a devastating earthquake coming to Japan within the next three decades that is comparable to the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku which left over 15,000 people dead.

In a statement on Tuesday, a panel of experts from the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion revealed that there is a 7- 40% probability of a powerful tremor over 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hitting the island of Hokkaido in the next 30 years, potentially killing about a thousand people. 

Korean Store Worker Goes Viral for Protecting Customers During Intense Earthquake

An employee of a store is being praised by many netizens after he selflessly protected two terrified customers during a horrific 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Pohang, South Korea, on Nov. 15.

CCTV footage via Channel A News shows the store in the southern port city of Pohang in total chaos during the earthquake around 2:30 p.m., as items flew off the shelves and cameras shook.