earthquakes

China quake kills 64, injures over 700 (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 64 people have been confirmed dead and 715 others injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in China's Yunnan province Friday, the province's ... Read more...

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Earthquake shakes China’s Yunnan province


September 7th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least 20 people have been confirmed dead when a series of devastating earthquakes hit the southwest of china. One of the earthquakes is said to have ... Read more...

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Big B, Preity pray for Iran quake victims


August 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan are praying for victims of earthquake in Iran, which has killed about 250 people and injured 1,800 others.According ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro mock drills hit commuters


July 28th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Delhi Metro passengers had a harrowing time Saturday with the train services remaining disrupted for nearly an hour due to mock drill at 11 stations."The ... Read more...

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SC to examine high court’s powers under Article 226 (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Monday it will examine whether a high court, in exercising its powers under Article 226 of the constitution, can direct a ... Read more...

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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity tremors rock Kashmir (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Three tremors of moderate intensity rocked the Kashmir Valley Monday morning. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far, according to ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity tremors rock Kashmir (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Two tremors of moderate intensity rocked the Kashmir Valley Monday morning. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far, according to ... Read more...

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Quake strikes off Turkey


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Turkey Sunday, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty.The quake ... Read more...

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18th century tower crumbles in Italy


June 4th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) An 18th century clock-tower that withstood the devastating earthquakes in northern Italy last month, has crumbled under the force of strong aftershocks.The Novi di Modena tower ... Read more...

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Ferrari to auction F1 items to help Italian quake victims


June 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/AKI) Automobile giant Ferrari will auction a luxury sports car and Formula 1 memorabilia to help in relief efforts in Italy where two earthquakes killed at least ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits deep underneath northern Argentina


May 29th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck deep underneath northern Argentina on early Monday morning, causing no damage or casualties, seismologists and local officials said. Deep earthquakes regularly ... Read more...

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China to put out quake data on social networks


May 24th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Chinese authorities Thursday suggested they may use social networking websites to enhance awareness on earthquake prevention and disaster reduction.The popularity of microblogging sites should be utilised ... Read more...

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Low intensity quake shakes Kashmir


May 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A light intensity tremor shook the Kashmir Valley late on Wednesday night, jolting many locals out of their sleep, the met office here said Thursday.Sonam Lotus, ... Read more...

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Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

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Mild quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat


April 14th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.The first tremor was felt ... Read more...

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Huge quake off Indonesia prompts tsunami warnings


April 11th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra on early Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, prompting tsunami warnings for multiple countries.The 8.7-magnitude earthquake at 2:38 ... Read more...

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‘Northeast India should go for traditional housing’


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Quake-prone northeastern India should switch to traditional forms of house-building, including houses made of bamboo and cane, that are flexible and able to withstand tremors, said ... Read more...

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Record n-energy production in 2011-12


April 4th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), which operates 19 nuclear power reactors in the country, has notched the highest-ever energy generation of 32,455 MU ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity quake rocks Kashmir


March 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) A moderate intensity temblor rocked Kashmir Saturday morning, sending panic stricken locals rushing out of their homes and workplaces."An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale ... Read more...

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N-power crucial to China: Expert


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (IANS) Nuclear power is important to China because of its quest for climate change mitigation, an expert with the environment ministry has said."The Chinese nuclear industry ... Read more...

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China in joint quake study


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China has teamed up with Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out research on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.The programme was initiated during the East Asia ... Read more...

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China completes system to monitor Earth’s crust


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China Friday completed a system designed to monitor the movement of the Earth's crust and predict earthquakes, officials said.Based on satellite navigation, the system involves a ... Read more...

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Fukushima now more vulnerable to seismic risk


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 15 (IANS) The Fukushima nuclear plant is more vulnerable to seismic risk after the powerful quake that rocked Japan last year.The power plant witnessed one of the worst ... Read more...

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Kashmir approves disaster management policy


February 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Wednesday approved a three-tier draft disaster management policy for the state "which is vulnerable to natural calamities".Chief ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks to enhance trade with Iran


December 16th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan is looking at enhancing trade with Iran, said a minister here.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday underlined the need for enhancing ... Read more...

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Dam issue: Will TN theatres shut Dec 15?


December 9th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Two different associations of theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have sent out mixed signals on whether or not cinemas will be shut Dec 15 on the ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits northern Chile, no damage


December 9th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
VALLENAR, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near a city in northern Chile on early Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.8-magnitude ... Read more...

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Dhumal for quake drill in schools


December 7th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) With the hilly regions of Himachal Pradesh being prone to earthquakes and floods, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday directed school and hospital authorities in the ... Read more...

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New Zealand building activity hits 10-year low


December 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Construction work in New Zealand fell to its lowest level in 10 years in the quarter to the end of September, the government statistics agency announced ... Read more...

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Scientists say that “Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’”


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that toads could be good warning system for earthquakes. The scientists say certain species of the animal have the capacity to ... Read more...

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‘Dam 999′ director moves Supreme Court against ban


November 30th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The director of the film "Dam 999", which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, ... Read more...

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140 tremors rocked India so far this year


November 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) About 140 earthquakes, in and around the Indian subcontinent, have been felt since January this year, parliament was informed Monday.Replying to a question in the ... Read more...

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Water for Tamil Nadu, safety for Kerala: Chandy on Mullaperiyar


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) With more than 20 small earthquakes since June hitting the area where the over century old Mullaperiyar dam is located, Kerala Wednesday made its stand clear ... Read more...

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Jaitapur n-plant site not immune to quake: Experts


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) Two leading geologists have warned that a magnitude 6-plus earthquake cannot be ruled out in Jaitapur - the proposed site of India's largest 9,900 MW nuclear ... Read more...

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