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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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Quake rocks northeast India


November 21st, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rocked India's northeast, Myanmar and Bangladesh Monday, triggering panic among people.The tremor was felt at 8.47 a.m. in ... Read more...

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Geologists discover 10.6 billion dollar worth rare earth deposit in eastern China


March 31st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 31 (ANI): Geologists have reportedly discovered a huge rare earth deposit containing over 70 tonnes of scandium in east China's Zhejiang Province.Scandium is one of 17 rare earth metals ... Read more...

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5.9-magnitude quake hits Fiji region


March 27th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Suva, March 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Fiji region Sunday, said US Geological Survey.The quake's epicentre, with a depth of 13.40 km, was ... Read more...

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China’s ‘longevity city’ has 255 centenarians


September 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nanjing, Sep 16 (ANI): The Chinese city of Rugao, renowned for the longevity of its residents, has 255 centenarians, as per a statistics released by the city's civil affairs bureau on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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No rules to regulate depth of mining pits: Kamat


July 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Friday disclosed that the state mining department has no rules in place to regulate the depth of mining pits. "There are no norms/restrictions ... Read more...

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China witnesses 19,522 geologic hazards this year


July 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 16 (ANI): China witnessed 19,522 geologic hazards in the first half of this year, up 932 percent year-on-year, leaving 464 people dead or missing, which is up 177 percent over ... Read more...

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Los Angeles Hit By Series Of Earthquakes


June 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
Los Angeles was hit by an earthquake of small magnitude on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Although not very great in magnitude, the earthquake was widely felt in Los Angeles.According to ... Read more...

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Major Earthquake Punches South Pacific


May 28th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Seismologists have declared that a shallow 7.2 earthquake has pummeled off the picturesque Vanuatu. This had generated a warning by America of the arrival of ... Read more...

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Costa Rica Earthquake Causes No Damage


May 21st, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey San Jose, Costa Rica, May 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Costa Rica was hit by a major earthquake on Thursday, May 20, in the afternoon at about 4:16 p.m., according to reports. ... Read more...

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Massive Earthquake Hits China, Major Damage Reported


April 14th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Qinghai, China, Apr 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Qinghai province in China was struck by a massive earthquake on Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010. Huge in magnitude, the quake caused massive damage ... Read more...

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Indonesia Struck By Major Earthquake


April 7th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aceh, Indonesia, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest in the series of earthquakes is the one to have struck the coasts of the Indonesian island of Aceh, which is located ... Read more...

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Chile’s Megathrust Earthquake Changed The World


March 15th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a professor of geology and geophysics with the University of Minnesota, Justin Revenaugh, the effects of the phenomenal earthquake in Chile on the geography ... Read more...

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Chile Aftershocks Might Be Felt For Years


March 6th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Mar 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that had rocked Chile recently had devastated the lives of people in the region. The deadly earthquake of Haiti had shocked ... Read more...

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Okinawa In Japan Faces Earthquake


February 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Okinawa, Japan, Feb 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Early Saturday, the residents of Okinawa region and adjacent areas in Southern Japan felt an earthquake that alarmed the geologists. The quake recorded 6.9 ... Read more...

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Vanishing ice shelves in Antarctic Peninsula could result in sea-level rise


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research by US Geological Survey (USGS) has determined that ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change, which ... Read more...

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California Hit By Second Earthquake This Year


February 5th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey California, Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Northern California was hit by yet another earthquake, just after a month of the last quake that hit the city. The earthquake occurred on Feb ... Read more...

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Quake hits in ocean west of California


January 10th, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (DPA) An earthquake with possible strength of 6.5 hit offshore northern California, about 35 km west of Ferndale in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Geological Survey said. The quake ... Read more...

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Earthquake Hits Nebraska At 3.5 Magnitude


December 17th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nebraska, Dec. 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adverse weather condition has affected many places these days and has disturbed the life of many people in the country. When people in different regions ... Read more...

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US forests can soak up 50 year-equivalent of CO2 emissions


December 13th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Forests and soils in the US could soak up additional quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and mitigate climate change, says a new estimate. The 48 US states can potentially ... Read more...

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Earthquake Hits Ventura County Near Oxnard


October 17th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Oxnard, California, October 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ventura County was hit by an earthquake on Friday. As stated by the Geological Survey of the United States, the earthquake that had hit ... Read more...

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Earthquake Of 3.7 Magnitude Hits Bay Area In Southern California


October 14th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Pleasanton, Calif., October 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake with magnitude of 3.7 on the Richter Scale had hit California close to 8:27 p.m stated the Geological Survey of the ... Read more...

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Santa Cruz Islands Earthquake Trigger Tsunami Alert for 11 Territories & Countries


October 8th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vanuatu Islands and Santa Cruz islands in Pacific Ocean were hit by series of earthquakes on 7 October at local time 9:03 a.m.The magnitude of ... Read more...

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Glaciers in China are melting at a worrisome speed, say scientists


February 5th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have determined that glaciers that serve as water sources on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau in Southwestern China are melting at a worrisome speed, having receded 196 ... Read more...

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Tata’s exit ‘a wakeup call for Dhaka’


August 4th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) The scraping of $3 billion investment plans for Bangladesh by Indian conglomerate Tata Group is likely to deter investors and should be "a wake up call" for Dhaka, ... Read more...

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Evidence of oldest human presence along Egypts Nile delta discovered


July 25th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A geological survey in Egypt has lead to the discovery of a rock fragment, which is evidence of the oldest human presence yet discovered along the northernmost ... Read more...

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Geologist launches e-journal


July 16th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) A scientist from the Geological Survey India (GSI) has launched a free e-journal to help students and others interested in geological studies. Lucknow-based Satish Tripathi says it can ... Read more...

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Russian company to explore gold in Myanmar


February 16th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, Feb 16 (Xinhua) A Russian company will conduct gold exploration in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state and northwestern Sagaing division with the cooperation of Myanmar's mining authorities, the state-run New Light of ... Read more...

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