Tag: Earthquake

Quake jolts Delhi, NCR, Chennai, parts of North, East India

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale on Wednesday night jolted Delhi, National Capital Region, Chennai and large parts of eastern and northern India but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
Moderate quake rocks east Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked eastern Indonesia today, an official said. “The tremors were moderate and it did not cause any damage,” Xinhua quoted a spokesman of Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency as saying. The quake did not have the potential of triggering a tsunami, the official added. The epicentre […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Malaysia quake: 11 climbers killed

Kuala LumpurL: 11 bodies of climbers were recovered on Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, bringing the toll to 11 after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Sabah State on yesterday, Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun said today. Masidi said the mountain would also be closed for at least three weeks to enable a clean-up following serious […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Quake jolts Andamans

Kolkata :A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Andaman islands on Friday, said an official of the India Meteorological Department here. “Earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has hit Andaman region at 2.29 p.m.,” an IMD official said. The depth of the earthquake was measured as 10 km, said the IMD in a statement. Officials […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
US announces $1 mn emergency assistance for Nepal

The US today said it is working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The US envoy in Kathmandu has announced $1 million for emergency assistance

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
President condoles deaths in quake

President Pranab Mukherjee today condoled the deaths due to the earthquake in India and spoke with the governors of the affected states to inquire about the relief operations being undertaken

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Over 700 dead as massive quake ravages Nepal, rocks India

Over 700 people were killed and many more injured when a massive earthquake -- lasting about 20 seconds -- and several strong aftershocks caused widespread devastation in Nepal. India too was affected

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Telcos slash call rates to Nepal

Aiming to lend a helping hand to the people affected by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal today, telecom service providers in India have slashed their call rates or made it free

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Earthquake-proof smart cities becoming common in Japan

Tables that become stoves, toilets that are hidden from view and solar panels that provide electricity during emergencies are some of the features of smart cities in Japan, a country always on the alert against natural disasters

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Nepal earthquake
5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal, 3 Injured

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Lamjung district in northern-central Nepal on Wednesday, leaving at least three people injured, a local official said.

  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Rare fish sightings in Japan raise quake, tsunami fears

Tokyo: Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, the media reported on Saturday. On Friday, two oarfish were discovered after being caught in fishing nets off the Toyama […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
6.0-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Saturday, but no tsunami alert was issued with no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, officials said here. The epicente of the quake was recorded at 117 km southeast of Mentawai Island, at a depth of 17 km under […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
2 tourists killed in 4.4-magnitude Indonesia quake

Jakarta:Two tourists were killed and 44 others injured after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, authorities said on Monday. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson of the National Agency for Disaster Management, said the Malaysian victims were caught in a landslide with 36 others at the Tiu Kelep waterfall near […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

Istanbul: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 9.34 a.m. local time in the Acipayam district of Denizli Province, Xinhua quoted the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as saying. The agency said nine aftershocks, measuring between magnitudes […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021