Seismic waves

Low-pitched rumble of rocks could aid in earthquake prediction: Study

Low-pitched rumble of rocks could aid in earthquake prediction: Study

The sounds are emitted typically a week before an earthquake occurs, so deciphering them would allow scientists to pinpoint the timing of a tremor, the research paper said.

Oct 24, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

The quake was "medium strong" according to Yann Klinger, an expert at the Global Physics Institute in Paris.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

8.2 magnitude earthquake may hit North India: All you need to know

North India is at a risk of high intensity earthquakes, ranging 8.2 magnitude on the Richter Scale.

Jan 07, 2016, 18:31 PM IST

2010 Chile earthquake triggered icequakes in Antarctica

A new study has revealed that Antarctica`s frozen ground is receptive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes after the researchers found out that 2010 Chile earthquake was the reason behind icequakes in Antarctica.

Aug 11, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

Ocean waves could help predict earthquakes in near future

Scientists have now found a method to use ocean waves to simulate the ground motion occurring in real earthquakes.

Jan 26, 2014, 12:51 PM IST

Rare earthquake lights may help predict big temblors

The rare lights that accompany earthquakes may one day help predict the approach of major quakes, scientists say.

Jan 06, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

Can quakes actually calm the Earth?

The magnitude-8.6 earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean in 2012 may have had a calming effect on the other quakes in the world, a new study has claimed.

Apr 21, 2013, 18:36 PM IST