seismic activity

Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Mock drill in Gurgaon July 20 to test quake preparedness


July 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 14 (IANS) A mock drill will be conducted here July 20 by the Haryana state and district administration in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to ... Read more...

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Two low-intensity tremors rock Kashmir Valley


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Two light intensity tremors have rocked the Kashmir Valley but there are no reports of casualties or damage to property.Aamir Ali, in-charge of the disaster management ... Read more...

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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... Read more...

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Red Alert declared at Mount Hudson in southern Chile


October 27th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- The Chilean government on late Wednesday afternoon declared a Red Alert for the country's Aysén region after a significant increase in seismic activity at Mount Hudson.The National Office ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear plants safe, says minister


August 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian nuclear power plants are safe against "extreme natural events", Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Thursday.This was determined by ... Read more...

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6.6 quake hits Papua New Guinea (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Papua New Guinea Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.The quake struck 175 km east of Kandrian on ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 0003 GMT Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but no ... Read more...

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Kaiga n-plant was shut over false alarm: Official (Lead)


April 10th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Everything is safe at the Kaiga atomic power station and it was a false alarm that led to the shutting down of its third reactor on ... Read more...

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‘Fault-finding’ coral reefs can predict site of future earthquakes


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): In the wake of Japan disaster, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.Geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of ... Read more...

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Safety plans in place at Kaiga atomic unit in Karnataka


March 14th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) Multi-level safety measures have been put in place at the state-run Kaiga atomic power station in the coastal Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, a senior official ... Read more...

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Jaitapur nuclear plant site safe, say scientists


March 14th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The nuclear top brass in the country Monday went into an overdrive to address safety concerns of Indian nuclear installations in the wake of the Japan ... Read more...

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Expert allays fears on nuclear plants


March 14th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Leading nuclear expert Anil Kakodkar Monday asserted that Indian nuclear installations were safe and that seismic activity in the country was very different from that of ... Read more...

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Scientists find significant increase in microearthquakes after Chilean quake


February 26th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology studied seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February and found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California ... Read more...

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Moon has liquid core just like Earth


January 8th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth's, a study has found.It came to light when scientists used contemporary techniques to study the signals from the seismic ... Read more...

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Moon ‘has Earth-like core’


January 7th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A NASA research team has revealed that Moon has a core similar to Earth's after applying state-of-the-art seismological techniques to Apollo-era data.Uncovering details about the lunar core is ... Read more...

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New improved model detects seismic activity more accurately


December 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Geologists have taken an important step toward helping the United States government monitor nuclear explosions by improving a 3-dimensional model originally developed at Harvard University.The improvements make ... Read more...

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Water presence on Moon may hamper plans for lunar astronomy


September 21st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Space scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences are concerned that the recent discovery of water on the moon could hamper lunar astronomy.They said that the scattering caused ... Read more...

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Indonesian Volcano Mount Sinabung Erupts After 400 Years


August 29th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jakarta, Aug 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Sinabung which is situated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted on early Sunday morning for the very first time in about four centuries. ... Read more...

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Elephants ‘more scared of humans than dynamite’


August 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): One wouldn't expect the biggest mammal on land to be afraid of anything - but it is. It is afraid of humans.In fact, elephants are more scared of ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Indonesia


July 24th, 2010 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 24 (DPA) A strong undersea earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck off Indonesia's north Sulawesi province early Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage. The ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


June 8th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Mild tremors hit parts of western Uttar Pradesh near the Indian capital, officials said Tuesday. No casualties or damage to property was reported. According to the Indian ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6 quake hits Philippines, no losses reported


May 31st, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit the Philippines Monday, but there was no report of any casualty or damage, the US Geological Service said. The quake ... Read more...

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Northern Peru Hit By Major 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake


May 20th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very strong earthquake which measured 6.0 on the Richter scale has hit Northern Peru. The quake was said to be 125 kilometers below the ground's surface, and ... Read more...

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Strong Earthquake Hits Taiwan


April 26th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Taipei, Taiwan, Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taiwan was hit by a quite a massive earthquake on Monday morning although reports of any casualties have not been available as yet. The ... Read more...

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Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights across Europe (Second lead)


April 15th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo/London, April 15 (DPA) Air traffic across northern Europe was severely affected Thursday by ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland that forced airports including London's Heathrow airport - Europe's largest hub ... Read more...

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Minor earthquake hits east of Oklahoma City, OK


April 12th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by BNO News
OKLAHOMA CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A minor earthquake struck east-northeast of Oklahoma City on late Sunday, seismologists said. There were no reports of damage or casualties.The 3.0-magnitude earthquake at 11.04 p.m. local ... Read more...

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6.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Eureka


January 10th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Eureka, Calif., Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit California on January 9, at around 4.37 PM PT. The main region effected was Northern ... Read more...

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Seismic observatory set up at AMU


December 20th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis Saturday inaugurated a broadband seismological observatory in the geology department to monitor seismic activity in the Indo-Gangetic plains region. The ... Read more...

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Scientists report lower rate of quakes along some subduction zones


December 5th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have cited a lower rate of earthquakes along some subduction zones.The study, carried out by scientist Peter Bird and colleagues, tried to find ... Read more...

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Rwandan lake runs risk of turning into freshwater time bomb


November 17th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Scientists have expressed their fears that Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake system bordering Rwanda and the Republic of Congo, runs the risk of turning into a freshwater time ... Read more...

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Gujarat gets software to detect earthquakes


November 1st, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, Nov. 1 (ANI): The Seismological Research Institute (SRI), Gandhinagar, has acquired a German-based software that will enable geologists to detect and track trends below the surface of the earth.With the aid ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in and around Delhi


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A mild tremor was reported in and around the national capital early Friday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said. There was no report of damage. An earthquake ... Read more...

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6.2-magnitude quake rocks eastern Indonesia


October 13th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the northern tip of Sulawesi island on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injury ... Read more...

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Experts suggest measures to make structures earthquake resistant


October 12th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 12 (IANS) The Indian Building Congress (IBC), an apex body of the construction professionals and institutions, has asked the governments in the northeastern region to undertake massive retro-fitting and other ... Read more...

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