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Japanese students say social media helps them get connected with family, relatives, and friends during disasters

Japan was hit by Typhoon Jebi, a category 5 super typhoon with the highest wind gust of 130 mph on Sept 4, which made it the strongest storm this year on the planet and the worst one in Japan since Typhoon Yancy in 1993, according to the Washington Post.

Students and locals revel with their experiences during the Thai New Year celebration

New Year in Thailand, known as Songkran, is celebrated by citizens and tourists arming themselves with brightly colored water guns to fight off the April heat with water.

Seismic activities are common in Indonesia due to its special geological location inside the Ring of Fire

Lombok, Indonesia, an island known by tourists for its crystal clear water and vast coral reef, was struck by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the early morning of August 5.

BYU-Hawaii students and alumni hope tour boats can learn to keep safe distances from lava flow

Future tour boats can learn to be wary of unexpected volcanic activity and respect Pele while she works on creating new land after a lava bomb from the Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii hit water nearby a tour boat on July 1, according to students and alumni.

Shooting leads students to advocate the importance of mental and spiritual preparation

As news of the fatal shooting in Fallon, Nevada reached the world, students expressed their condolences, and how best to move forward by embracing the plan of happiness through putting trust in Heavenly Father and becoming prepared for possible future dangers in a changing world.

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