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Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:07

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off.

Chile hit by massive aftershock: As it happened

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 09:40

A day after a massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on Richter scale hit the northern coats of Chile, a strong aftershock of 7.8 magnitude rocked the port of Iquique, said the US Geological Survey.

Chile struck by massive quake: As it happened

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 13:07

Taking the advantage of the quake that allowed jail break, 300 women prisoners escaped from the prison in Iquique.

This T-Rex to protect low-rise homes against quake

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:27

Take heart as deadly dinosaur T. Rex has not come back to life!

Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 16:07

Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.

4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 17:55

A strong earthquake of 4.6 magnitude has hit the western Greek island of Kephalonia.

4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 17:55

A strong earthquake of 4.6 magnitude has hit the western Greek island of Kephalonia.

Prototype robot that can find victims trapped under debris developed

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:20

With earthquakes and other natural calamities posing as major threats to the world, a city-based non-profit organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot that can help in finding victims trapped under debris after disasters.

Ocean waves could help predict earthquakes in near future

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 12:51

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

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 09:26

A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey reported.

`Runaway` heat behind deep earthquakes

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 14:15

Researchers have gained insight into the mechanism that causes deep quakes in the Earth to spread and eventually lead to an earthquake.

300-yard section of Mexican highway collapses after earthquakes

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 07:25

Mexico says a 300-yard (metre) section of a highway near the US border has collapsed, sinking about 100 feet (30 metres) after a series of small earthquakes.