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How avalanches are triggered in Himalayas revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.

600 structures damaged in Kashmir due to heavy snowfall

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:33

Nearly 600 structures, including dozens of residential houses, have been partially damaged due to the recent heavy snowfall in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir government said Thursday.

Heavy snowfall triggers avalanches in Kashmir, 11 dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:10

At least 11 people, including two Army jawans, were killed while over 100 others were evacuated to safety as the unprecedented snowfall in March triggered avalanches and damaged over 150 structures including dozens of houses in Jammu and Kashmir.

Separate avalanches in Wyoming kill 2 within hours

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 04:24

Separate avalanches in Wyoming`s Jackson area killed two people in less than two hours, authorities said.

Melting ice caps can lead to devastating tsunamis

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:58

The research suggests that if melting ice caps trigger rapid sea level rise, the strain that the edges of continents could experience might set off underwater landslides.

Avalanches brought damages to Badrinath, temple remained safe

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 22:26

Avalanches caused huge damages in the Badrinath area this winter, but the famous Badrinath Temple complex remained safe.

Avalanches in Slovakia in three days, three killed

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 21:09

Slovakia`s mountain rescue service says an avalanche in the highest Slovak mountain range has killed two hikers.

Five killed in avalanches in Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 19:11

Five persons were killed in two avalanches in tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh even as it remained cut off for fifth day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in past few days.

Avalanches on Saturn`s moon can explain landslides on Earth

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012, 16:13

Giant avalanches on the surface of Saturn`s moon, Iapetus, could provide answers about the destructive landslides on Earth.

Avalanches strike Gurez area in Kashmir, 1 killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:30

One person was killed while two others were trapped under heaps of snow as two avalanches struck Gurez area near the Line of Control in Bandipora district of Kashmir.

Avalanches: Fencing along LoC extensively damaged

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 14:54

Avalanches in Kashmir have caused "extensive" damage to the fencing along the LoC in the Valley, posing a fresh challenge to the anti-infiltration grid, the Army said on Saturday.

Antony mourns loss of lives in avalanches in J&K

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 19:16

Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday expressed grief at the death of soldiers in avalanches that hit Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir.