Earthquakes

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Ladakh

The Himalaya region is highly prone to earthquakes. 

Jun 26, 2020, 21:48 PM IST

'Recent Delhi-NCR tremors don't signal big event, though strong earthquake can't be ruled out'

The Delhi-NCR has been identified as the second highest seismic hazard zone (Zone IV).

Jun 19, 2020, 12:44 PM IST

Delhi High Court raps AAP government, civic bodies over lack of action to make buildings safe from earthquake

The Delhi High Court on Thursday lashed out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government and civic bodies over lack of action to make buildings in the national capital safe from the earthquake.

Jun 18, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

2.5 magnitude quake hits 103 kms north of Mumbai, no casualty reported

An earthquake measuring 2.5 hit near Mumbai in Maharashtra at around 11:51 am on Wednesday, according to the National Center for Seismology.

Jun 17, 2020, 14:34 PM IST

Delhi High Court seeks response from government, civic authorities on earthquakes

The petition, filed by Advocate Arpit Bhargav, sought the court direction for the Delhi government and Civic authorities to act in a time-bound manner. 

Jun 09, 2020, 15:09 PM IST

Giant tectonic plate under Indian Ocean cracking into two, reveals study

Aurélie, who is also a senior research fellow at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) compared it with the Dead Sea Fault (DSF) in the Middle East and San Andreas Fault in California (US).

May 27, 2020, 00:35 AM IST

Two strong earthquakes hit southwest China, at least one dead

Chinese state media said shaking was felt in major cities in the region, including in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing.

Jun 18, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

61 million people affected by extreme weather events in 2018: UN Report

India reported the second highest deaths of 1388 due to extreme weather events.

Jan 25, 2019, 06:47 AM IST

Four massive rips in Earth's mantle under Tibetian plateau causing deadliest earthquakes

"The continental collision between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates shaped the landscape of East Asia, producing some of the deadliest earthquakes in the world."

Aug 01, 2018, 08:33 AM IST

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's goals lead to earthquakes, claims study

A scientific study has now shown that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's goals can even lead to earthquakes.

Apr 12, 2018, 08:46 AM IST

Are frequent tremors in Uttrakhand hills indicative of big quake? 'Yes', says top disaster official

The hills of Uttarakhand are hit frequently by mild earthquakes -- as many as 51 since January 1, 2015 -- which are often dismissed as "usual occurrences".

Apr 09, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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