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The answer to past earthquakes lies with the ancient Himalayan temples!

The answer to past earthquakes lies with the ancient Himalayan temples!

Based on studies of ancient ruins like tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies of the 7th-century A.D. temples in northwestern India, seismologists have revealed the extent of some of the largest historic earthquakes in the region.

Two earthquakes hit Tibet

 Two earthquakes measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Tibet on Sunday.

Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

The global institution predicted that by 2050, worsening rivers and coastal floods alone would affect 1.3 billion people.

'Massive 8-magnitude earthquakes could hit North, Northeast India'

'Massive 8-magnitude earthquakes could hit North, Northeast India'

Experts said in the wake of Monday's quake that hit Manipur that bigger quakes are expected to jolt the region in the future.

Now, 'Shazam for earthquakes' to find areas at risk

Now, 'Shazam for earthquakes' to find areas at risk

Inspired by a popular song-matching app, Shazam, scientists have discovered a way to identify previously overlooked earthquakes in large databases of ground motion measurements.

 136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year!

136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year!

A total of 136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year and an analysis of data of the last three decades indicates that there has neither been an increase or decrease in the seismicity rate in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Is the world going to end in 2015?

Is the world going to end in 2015?

The signs of the time are simply going stronger – earthquakes, storms are becoming frequent and fiercer.  

Earthquake of 7.5 magnitude strikes Af-Pak region, strong tremors in Delhi

Strong earthquake in Delhi, NCR and whole of northern India felt today afternoon. The epicenter is reported to be Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region at a Richter scale of 7.5.

No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network ''in a box'' to the rescue

No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network ''in a box'' to the rescue

Pakistan: Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted.

Four earthquakes of moderate intensity jolt Nepal

Four earthquakes of moderate intensity have jolted Nepal but no damage was reported.

Quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in north India, Pakistan

Quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in north India, Pakistan

 A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan on Monday and tremors were felt in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Rajasthan, as well as in many places in Pakistan, officials said.

Natural disasters kill over 370 in China in first half of 2015

At least 379 people have been killed and 56 others missing in natural disasters in China during the first six months this year, an official report said on Thursday.

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

 When an iceberg breaks off into the ocean, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the characteristic glacial earthquakes, says a new research.

Oil, gas drilling linked to earthquakes: Study

The recent spike of earthquakes in parts of Oklahoma in the US coincides with dramatic increase in the disposal of salty wastewater into the Arbuckle formation - a 7,000-foot-deep, sedimentary formation under Oklahoma - a study says.

Earthquakes occur on moon too: Study

Earthquakes occur on moon too: Study

An analysis has shown the presence of tectonic plates inside the moon's surface whose movement causes earthquake similar to that on our planet.

Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands: USGS

 Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

Peru declares emergency after huge cracks in earth threaten village

Peru declared a state of emergency in part of the country Saturday after deep cracks caused by heavy rains appeared in a village, terrifying residents.

Quakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia

Using 3D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data, scientists have found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia.