Natural disaster

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
NASA's heartbeat detector helps search for Mexico quake survivors

NASA's heartbeat detector helps search for Mexico quake survivors

In tests, FINDER has detected heartbeats through 30 feet of rubble or 20 feet of solid concrete. 

Sep 25, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka

Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka

"The city received 319 mm rainfall from May 1 to 28, surpassing the previous record of 287.1 mm set in May 1957 and 178 mm in May 2015.

May 29, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
Study suggests stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

Study suggests stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

A new study has found that stressful events such as the war, trauma or natural disaster, or the death of a loved one, may trigger seizures for the people suffering with epilepsy.

Apr 04, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
Cyclone Vardah: Safety tips for residents – The dos and dont's!

Cyclone Vardah: Safety tips for residents – The dos and dont's!

According to weather experts, the main threats from Vardah is heavy rain although wind damage is also possible.

Dec 12, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Deadly hurricane hits Nicaragua, Costa Rica

The hurricane came ashore near San Juan de Nicaragua, also known as Greytown, south of the city of Bluefields and close to the Costa Rican border, Walter Fonseca.

Nov 25, 2016, 00:19 AM IST

Hurricane Earl bears down on Central America

The outlying sweep of a tropical hurricane gliding across the Caribbean started lashing northern Central American countries.

Aug 04, 2016, 04:51 AM IST
Deaths in Indonesia landslides, flood rise to 56 with nine still missing

Deaths in Indonesia landslides, flood rise to 56 with nine still missing

The deaths in landslides and floods on June 19 in Indonesia`s Central Java province have risen to 56, while 22 persons were injured and nine still missing, an official said on Thursday.

Jun 23, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

10 dead in Ghana floods

10 people including eight children have died in a torrential downpour in Ghana.

Jun 15, 2016, 03:12 AM IST

Earth is in danger- Part III

Some fortune pundits have predicted big trouble for the earth in coming 68 days. Watch the full news story to know more!

Apr 18, 2016, 20:41 PM IST

Earth is in danger- Part II

Some fortune pundits have predicted big trouble for the earth in coming 68 days. Watch the full news story to know more!

Apr 18, 2016, 20:39 PM IST

Earth is in danger

Some fortune pundits have predicted big trouble for the earth in coming 68 days. Watch the full news story to know more!

Apr 18, 2016, 20:37 PM IST
Twitter can help gauge damage by natural disasters in real time

Twitter can help gauge damage by natural disasters in real time

 By looking at Twitter data, it is possible to determine the damage caused by a natural disaster in just a few hours, say researchers who analysed Twitter activity before, during and after Hurricane Sandy which caused severe damage in the US four years back.

Mar 12, 2016, 15:31 PM IST

Aftershocks rock Indonesia after massive quake, calls for calm

Strong aftershocks continued to rock Indonesia on Thursday after a massive undersea quake sparked fears of a region-wide disaster.

Mar 03, 2016, 07:30 AM IST

One dead, four missing as flooding hits Haiti

One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti.

Mar 01, 2016, 03:58 AM IST

Fiji declares state of natural disaster over cyclone Winston

Fiji declared a state of natural disaster on Saturday as severe tropical cyclone Winston hit the South Pacific island country, the government-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) confirmed.

Feb 20, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
Year ender: Five worst natural calamities that shook the world in 2015

Year ender: Five worst natural calamities that shook the world in 2015

The year 2015 witnessed a number of natural disasters around the world; floods in Tamil Nadu, earthquake in Nepal to name a few. 

Dec 16, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

Chennai rains: Who is to be blamed for the floods?

When around 200 people have lost their lives in the worst floods of Tamil Nadu in the past 100 years it seems that Tamil Nadu government is directly responsible for this disaster.

Dec 03, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

Is Date 26 jinxed?

The 7.5 magnitude quake that rattled Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India on October 26 has made some analysts wonder if the date 26 is jinxed.

Oct 27, 2015, 17:57 PM IST
Typhoon Mujigae hits China

Typhoon Mujigae hits China

A typhoon bringing gales and packing winds up to 50 meters per second on Sunday hit the coastal Chinese city of Zhanjiang, authorities said.

Oct 04, 2015, 15:39 PM IST