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.

Disaster in waiting? Gurgaon highly prone to earthquakes, say experts

Earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do – whosoever said these words rightly defended a natural course of action. Nepal Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has left nearly 2000 dead and 5000 injured. One shake and houses collapsed like a pack of cards.

Indian Army to undertake long term operations in Nepal

With a large number of ex-servicemen living in Nepal, the Indian Army will launch long term operations there to reach out to them, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.

Nearly half of Americans threatened by earthquakes

Nearly half of Americans - 150 million people - are threatened by possibly damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

Know how earthquakes happen

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth`s surface.

Know what triggers an earthquake!
Know what triggers an earthquake!

Earthquakes can neither be prevented nor be accurately predicted but one must have a sound knowledge about this extremely dangerous natural phenomena.

High intensity quake hits Delhi

High intensity quake on day shook the national capital and adjoining areas prompting people to rush out of offices and homes and leading to restriction of metro services.

Earthquake tremor felt in Manipur

 The tremor, which shook the East and other parts of India, was also felt in Manipur on Saturday.

Smartphones to warn you of earthquake

Smartphones can function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, says a study.

WHO launches new network of rapid response medical teams

The World Health Organisation Wednesday launched a new network of rapid response medical teams for deployment in emergencies including humanitarian crisis like Ebola outbreak, earthquakes, famines and chemical spills.

Animals can predict earthquakes!

 For the first time scientists have been able to capture and document how the behaviour of wild animals changes prior to an earthquake - a development which may help with short-term seismic forecasting.

Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Samoa in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph
1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph

 A 1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid, which is travelling at more than 23,000 mph in space, is predicted to skim past Earth on Friday.

Researchers to study reservoir triggered earthquakes in Koyna

A leading Indian scientific laboratory will take up a major exercise in Maharashtra's Karad area to study reservoir-triggered earthquakes in Koyna region.