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6.0-magnitude quake strikes western Indonesia: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:18

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia on Saturday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:58

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Research suggests extinct undersea volcanoes cause tsunami earthquakes

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:41

A new research has revealed that tsunami earthquakes may be caused by extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth`s crust.

Major quake strikes off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands: USGS

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 02:38

A major 7.2-magnitude quake struck off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands early today, the US Geological Survey said, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no widespread tsunami threat.

Sheryl Crow to perform at Petra Nemcova`s Tsunami fundraiser

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 08:33

Country star Sheryl Crow is throwing her support behind supermodel Petra Nemcova`s Indian Ocean tsunami charity fundraiser by signing up to perform, 10 years on from the tragedy.

Japan`s economy grows 1.6% on-quarter in January-March: Revised data

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 07:22

Japan`s economy grew 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013 before a sales tax rise, posting the strongest expansion in more than two years, revised data showed Monday.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:06

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

How Narendra Modi changed the rules of the game

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 19:51

After decades of coalition politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the distinction of being the first single party that has been able to come to power on its own since 1984.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolts Tokyo in Japan, no tsunami risk

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 10:49

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale struck central Tokyo on early Monday morning, injuring at least 17 people, but no tsunami risk was likely, reports said.

Manmohan Singh is right, there is no `Modi wave`, its `Modi Tsunami`: Baba Ramdev

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:37

Taking a dig at Manmohan Singh, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said on Thursday that the Prime Minister was right in saying that there was no `Modi wave` in the country. Ramdev said it was a `Modi tsunami`.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:16

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 02:15

Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said today, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week`s massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.