Earthquakes

Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

It is generally believed that giant earthquakes release so much energy that several centuries of stress accumulation are needed to produce a new big one, researchers said.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Massive earthquakes won't go undetected with new method

Massive earthquakes won't go undetected with new method

This new gravity-based approach can be much more effective than the present, in which scientists make use of seismic waves from a rupture to work out the scale of the event.

Dec 04, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Strong big earthquakes in 2018: US scientists

Strong big earthquakes in 2018: US scientists

If a prediction by two US scientists were true then the world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years, a media report said.

Nov 20, 2017, 08:01 AM IST
Earthquakes won't hound us in future, they can be predicted beforehand

Earthquakes won't hound us in future, they can be predicted beforehand

The study identified a hidden signal leading up to earthquakes and used this 'fingerprint' to train a machine learning algorithm to predict future earthquakes.

Oct 28, 2017, 11:23 AM IST
'Swarm' of quakes to rock Europe on this day, claims 'tremor expert'

'Swarm' of quakes to rock Europe on this day, claims 'tremor expert'

A stellar body known as Brown Dwarf is claimed to be “pulling at the Earth’s tectonic plates” triggering tremors and volcano activity around the world.

Oct 27, 2017, 22:50 PM IST
Low-pitched rumble of rocks could aid in earthquake prediction: Study

Low-pitched rumble of rocks could aid in earthquake prediction: Study

The sounds are emitted typically a week before an earthquake occurs, so deciphering them would allow scientists to pinpoint the timing of a tremor, the research paper said.

Oct 24, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

The quake was "medium strong" according to Yann Klinger, an expert at the Global Physics Institute in Paris.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Deadly quake, hurricane a one-two punch for Mexico; 66 die

Deadly quake, hurricane a one-two punch for Mexico; 66 die

The 8.1 quake off the southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday toppled hundreds of buildings in several states.

Sep 10, 2017, 00:27 AM IST

Several earthquakes hit northern Croatian coast, no injuries

Croatian media is reporting only minor damage, mostly to older houses.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

29 Indian cities and towns highly vulnerable to earthquakes

The NCS has also carried out microzonation of cities like Delhi and Kolkata to study the possible impact of earthquake in these mega cities.

Jul 30, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Quakes claimed 115 lives in two years

Earthquakes have claimed 115 lives in the last two years and destroyed over 13,000 houses.

Feb 02, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Fresh quakes rattle snowbound central Italy

Sixteen tremors jolted central Italy's mountainous spine on Thursday, Italy's national geophysics and vulcanology institute after the area was hit by a series of strong earthquakes, heavy snowfalls and an avalanche last week.

Jan 26, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India

5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India

In 2004, an earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean on the west coast of Sumatra, killed more than 2,30,000 people in 14 countries.

Jan 16, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

Moderate quakes cause two deaths, injuries, damage in Ecuador

A series of moderate earthquakes rattled northwestern Ecuador, causing two deaths, injuring 20 people and damaging dozens of structures.schools.

Dec 20, 2016, 07:33 AM IST
A trembling experience: Now, get ready to see, feel and hear earthquakes!

A trembling experience: Now, get ready to see, feel and hear earthquakes!

We've witnessed earthquakes from outside, but we don't exactly know how they emerge from deep inside the Earth's core and what they actually look like while they're deep down there.

Oct 02, 2016, 20:39 PM IST
'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

Rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen and similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life, a study says.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:11 AM IST
Strong tides could trigger severe earthquakes: Study

Strong tides could trigger severe earthquakes: Study

The primary cause of earthquakes is the earth's moving tectonic plates, which are constantly grinding against each other.

Sep 19, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Disasters cost world economy $71 billion in first half of 2016: Swiss Re

Disasters cost world economy $71 billion in first half of 2016: Swiss Re

From earthquakes in Japan to wildfires in Canada, disasters cost the world economy $71 billion (62 billion euros) in the first half of the year, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Thursday.

Aug 18, 2016, 19:12 PM IST
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.

Jul 27, 2016, 21:52 PM IST

Two earthquakes hit Tibet

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

May 22, 2016, 12:38 PM IST