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Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 09:26

A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey reported.

`Runaway` heat behind deep earthquakes

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 14:15

Researchers have gained insight into the mechanism that causes deep quakes in the Earth to spread and eventually lead to an earthquake.

300-yard section of Mexican highway collapses after earthquakes

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 07:25

Mexico says a 300-yard (metre) section of a highway near the US border has collapsed, sinking about 100 feet (30 metres) after a series of small earthquakes.

In the hunt for invisibility, other benefits seen

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 10:03

A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it. Similarly, tsunami waves could be bent around towns, and soundwaves bent around a room to make it soundproof.

Scientists find `runaway` mechanism in earthquakes occurring 50 km below surface

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 17:57

Researchers have identified a mechanism that helps these deeper quakes spread ore than 50 km below surface.

Earthquake measuring 5.4 in magnitude strikes western Iran: Reports

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:11

An earthquake measuring 5.4 in magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq, Iranian media reported.

Tremor jolts Jammu and Kashmir, no damage reported

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 09:46

A slight-intensity tremor rocked Jammu and Kashmir Saturday morning, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Ten injured in two moderate quakes in China

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 16:47

At least ten people were injured when two moderate earthquakes shook northeast China`s Jilin Province on Thursday in a span of seven minutes, damaging over 4,100 homes, local officials said.

Two quakes shake JK, no casualties

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 17:59

Two earthquakes of moderate intensity on Monday jolted parts of Jammu and Kashmir sparking panic among people but there was no loss of life or damage to property.

Philippines earthquake: Death toll rises to 151, Prez warns profiteers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 09:11

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Philippines reached 151.

Experts visit Kishtwar for reasons behind frequent earthquakes

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 20:44

An expert team of scientists has visited Kishtwar district here to find out the reasons behind repeated earthquakes in the region.

Earthquake strikes Sikkim, tremors felt in Darjeeling, Siliguri

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 12:24

An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude struck Sikkim at 11.43 am, triggering closure of schools and colleges in the state.