Sri Lanka vulnerable to massive earthquake: Study
Sri Lanka vulnerable to massive earthquake: Study

A study says that Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region is vulnerable to massive earthquakes and Tsunamis.

Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated
Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Researchers recently reconstructed the mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean and examined sediment records to unveil region's tsunami potential.

India, 23 other countries to take part in tsunami mock drill

 India, along with 23 other countries on the Indian Ocean rim, will participate in mock tsunami drill Sep 9 and 10 to test Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS).

Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system

A UN-backed simulation exercise involving 24 countries, including India, will take place next week to test a disaster warning system established after the strongest tsunami in living memory hit the Indian Ocean region in 2004.

Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system
Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system

A UN-backed simulation exercise involving 24 countries, including India, will take place next week to test a disaster warning system established after the strongest tsunami in living memory hit the Indian Ocean region in 2004.

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: Study

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.

Indonesian girl swept away by tsunami reunited with parents

An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said on Thursday.

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Andaman coast, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with magnitude of 5.5 hit off the coast of North Andaman island.

One dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Philippines

A false tsunami alarm left one person dead and prompted hundreds of others to flee their homes in the Philippines, where natural disasters are frequent, a civil defence official said on Wednesday.

One dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Philippines

A false tsunami alarm left one person dead and prompted hundreds of others to flee their homes in the Philippines, where natural disasters are frequent, a civil defence official said Wednesday.

`Karunanidhi did not visit his Tsunami affected constituency`

The December 2004 tsunami sparked a debate in the Tamil Nadu Assembly with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa asserting she had extended aid and succour to the affected, while DMK chief Karunanidhi had not even visited his constituency.

Japan lifts tsunami advisory following strong quake: Authorities

Japan lifted a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a minor wave was monitored along large areas of the country`s northeastern Pacific coast following a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake, authorities said.

6.0-magnitude quake strikes western Indonesia: USGS

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia on Saturday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Research suggests extinct undersea volcanoes cause tsunami earthquakes

A new research has revealed that tsunami earthquakes may be caused by extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth`s crust.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolts Tokyo in Japan, no tsunami risk

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale struck central Tokyo on early Monday morning, injuring at least 17 people, but no tsunami risk was likely, reports said.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said today, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week`s massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.

New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami alerts and evacuations along the coast and in neighboring Peru.

Tsunami waves hit Japan after Chile quake

A tsunami of up to 40 cm was observed early Thursday at a port of Iwate prefecture, which lies on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, local media reported.