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6.6 magnitude Pacific quake, no tsunami threat: US geologists

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 23:51

A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but US geologists said it was too deep to cause a tsunami.

Research programme to study earthquake precursors: President Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 15:59

India has launched a first-of-its- kind research programme to study changes that take place deep inside the earth before a quake.

Geologists warning over metals shortage

Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 12:16

Geologists have sounded the warning bells over shortage of some metals owing to an insatiable demand for consumer goods.

Sikkim quake unusual, say geologists

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 12:40

The earthquake that rocked Sikkim on Sunday is unusual in terms of its magnitude and nature of origin.

Gold, platinum on Earth came from space: Scientist

Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 22:44

The gold and platinum that we see on Earth today may have come from outer space following a mammoth meteorite shower more than four billion years ago, scientists have claimed.

Is India prepared to tackle earthquakes?

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 14:30

Leading geologists have called for reviewing India`s preparedness to tackle quakes.

Quake hits Papua New Guinea: Geologists

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 18:19

A quake of at least 6.0 magnitude struck Papua New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey and Australian seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

Colorado river flowed in opposite direction

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 16:33

Geologists have found evidence of a giant river which flowed in opposite direction some 55 mn years ago.