Earthquake

Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth`s quakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Apr 29, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

Media shouldn't sensationalise earthquakes

Dr Arun V Bapat/IANS

Apr 26, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

5.7-magnitude quake hits off Vanuatu

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit northwest of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Apr 17, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits northern Chile: USGS

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.

Apr 15, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Japan on Friday commemorated the first anniversary of a massive earthquake that struck the region of Kumamoto, resulting in 225 deaths.

Apr 14, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Quake kills two near Iran Shi`ite holy city Mashhad

Iran lies on a major fault line and sees frequent earthquakes. The most recent was in January, when four people died in southern Iran.

Apr 05, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes China

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale on Monday jolted southwest China's Yangbi County.

Mar 27, 2017, 08:30 AM IST

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India`s northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday.

Mar 25, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

The last known major quake on the San Andreas fault occurred in 1857, but three quakes over the last 2,000 years on nearby faults made ground just outside Los Angeles city limits sink as much as three feet, according to a study published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Mar 22, 2017, 08:46 AM IST

Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said.

Mar 21, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands Region around 08:21 am on Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Gujarat: 4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Banaskantha

Gujarat: 4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Banaskantha

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale has hit Gujarat's Banaskantha around 3:52 p.m. today.

Mar 13, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Moderate intensity quake hits Kutch in Gujarat

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on Richter scale shook parts of Gujarat's Kutch district today.

Mar 05, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

India-Myanmar border region hit by earthquake, no casualties

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit the border region of Manipur at 7.42 a.m. today.

Mar 04, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.
 

Mar 02, 2017, 08:37 AM IST

Mild earthquake hits Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir

Mild earthquake on Tuesday hit Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Feb 28, 2017, 19:58 PM IST

5.6-magnitude quake hits off Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami risk

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake today struck northeastern Japan near the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japanese and US authorities said.

Feb 28, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Researchers devise tool to mitigate risk of manmade earthquakes

Researchers devise tool to mitigate risk of manmade earthquakes

The software, known as Fault Slip Potential (FSP), will be available for free starting March 2, Xinhua news agency reported.

Feb 28, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Earthquake: Better communication key to reducing death toll, says study

Earthquake: Better communication key to reducing death toll, says study

Researchers suggest clear, timely and controlled information to public about risks posed by an earthquake, and conveying actions needed to protect themselves can help reduce death toll.

Feb 27, 2017, 17:40 PM IST