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Scientists had expected Indonesia quake


April 12th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) Scientists had been expecting Wednesday's great earthquake off Sumatra but it occurred a little sooner, according to Arun Bapat, an Indian seismologist in Pune.Bapat is one ... Read more...

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Seismicity study was done before selecting Jaitapur: NPCIL


January 17th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Tuesday asserted that it had conducted comprehensive seismicity study before selecting Jaitapur for a nuclear power plant.Referring to ... Read more...

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US forecast of impending mega quake worries Kashmiris


December 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) It is like the doomsday prophecy for the Kashmir Valley. Intense debate Saturday followed an American seismologist's predictions of a magnitude-9 earthquake.Local newspapers carried front page ... Read more...

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Virginia, Washington, D.C.


August 24th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Virginia. The quake was felt in Washington, New York and North Carolina. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake struck ... Read more...

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World’s deadliest volcano in Africa waiting to explode


March 31st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world's deadliest volcanos, is waiting to explode and turn Goma, a city of a million people in the Democratic Republic ... Read more...

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At least 11 dead after powerful earthquake rocks Myanmar, surrounding countries


March 25th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Myanmar (Burma) on Thursday evening, not far from its borders with Laos, China, and Thailand, seismologists and residents said. ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks Myanmar, deaths reported


March 25th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Myanmar (Burma) on Thursday evening, near its border with Laos, China, and Thailand, seismologists said.The 7.0-magnitude earthquake at 8.25 ... Read more...

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History says New York is earthquake prone


March 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): If the past is any indication, New York can be hit by an earthquake, claims John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Based on historical ... Read more...

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Tsunami in Japan ‘may return after 1000 years’


March 16th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Tsunamis that hit north-east Japan last week are likely to strike the region once every 1000 years, suggests an expert.Roger Musson, a leading seismologist, has said that there ... Read more...

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Japan moved by 2.4 metres due to quake: US Geological Survey


March 13th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): Japan's biggest recorded earthquake appears to have moved the island by about 2.4 metres, according to the US Geological Survey."That's a reasonable number. Eight feet, that's certainly ... Read more...

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Did the Japanese tsunami occur because of the ’supermoon’?


March 12th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): The Japanese tsunami caused yesterday is forcing everyone to think - could the movement of the moon trigger unpredictable events on Earth?Astrologers predicted that on March 19 - ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits western Japan, unrelated to major 8.9 jolt


March 12th, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck western Japan on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but the earthquake was not an aftershock to Friday's massive jolt that devastated the country.The 6.6-magnitude ... Read more...

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Richter scale - A 75-year-old system to measure quake


March 11th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Richter scale, which is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake, was developed by US seismologist Charles Richter more than 75 years ago.Richter was a ... Read more...

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New Zealand may face further quake aftershocks; Oz seismologist


February 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.26 (ANI): An Australian seismologist has warned that Christchurch could face earthquake aftershocks for a year and added that Wellington is at risk of experiencing bigger earthquake."I think there will be ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Norwegian island, no tsunami alert


January 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by BNO News
JAN MAYEN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but no tsunami alert was issued.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 6.55 ... Read more...

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Tremors Strongest At Anchorage Says, Alaska Earthquake Information Center


September 21st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Anchorage, Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday afternoon an earthquake of moderate intensity shook a huge part of the state of Alaska. At around the 1:24 p.m., the tremors of ... Read more...

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Dr. Roger Musson Warns That Britain Is Overdue For A Major Earthquake


September 17th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nature has its own whims and fancies. Sometimes it nurtures you, sometimes it becomes violent. Seismologist Dr Roger Musson said that a killer earthquake could hit ... Read more...

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Potentially devastating earthquake could hit London at any time: Expert


September 17th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17(ANI): A leading seismologist has warned that a potentially devastating earthquake could hit London at any time, which could endanger scores of lives and cause billions of pounds worth of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off the Vanuatu Islands


September 8th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA, VANUATU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but few details were immediately available.A seismologist at ... Read more...

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Now, scientists to ‘browse’ earthquake data


August 21st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a system that will help them understand how earthquakes travel in the Earth's structure and cause damage.A clear picture ... Read more...

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New ocean being formed in Ethiopia


June 29th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Afar, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists of the Royal Society have said that Africa and specifically Ethiopia, is all set to see a new ocean that is being formed there.The geologists who ... Read more...

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Like fireflies, earthquakes too can fire in synchrony


June 19th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Just like fireflies flashing sporadically in early evening soon flash together in harmony, big earthquakes can trigger other big quakes by transferring stress along a single fault, according ... Read more...

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Western Australia shaken by largest earthquake in 50 years


April 20th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Apr 20(ANI): Western Australia's Kalgoorlie city was on Tuesday rocked by the biggest earthquake to hit the region in 50 years, damaging several buildings and causing the Kalgoorlie gold mine to ... Read more...

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Utah Experiences 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake


April 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Salt Lake City, Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Utah is reported to have experienced an earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. The earthquake which came upon with great trembles ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes the South Indian Ocean, no threat to land


March 15th, 2010 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the South Indian Ocean on early Monday, seismologist said. There was no threat to land.The earthquake at 02.33 a.m. local time (20.33 UTC Sunday) ... Read more...

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Clock ticking for Istanbul quake


March 13th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): Reports indicate that the clock is ticking for an earthquake to strike the city of Istanbul in Turkey.The magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit eastern Turkey on March 8 ... Read more...

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Light earthquake rattles San Diego County, CA


March 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JULIAN, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- A light earthquake rattled California's San Diego County on Monday, seismologist said. There were no reports of damage or casualties.The earthquake happened at 8.18 p.m. local time ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Chile, not related to 8.8 quake


March 5th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near the Chilean city of Calama on Thursday, seismologists said. The earthquake was not an aftershock to Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the ... Read more...

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Chile quake shifted Earth axis to shorten length of a day, says NASA


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): NASA has announced that the February 27 Chile earthquake was so powerful that it likely shifted an Earth axis and shortened the length of a day.According to ... Read more...

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At least one dead in Argentina quake


February 28th, 2010 - 3:22 am ICT by BNO News
SALTA, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Argentina's Salta Province on Saturday, seismologists said, killing at least one person.The 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 15 miles (20 km) northwest of Salta, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Argentina


February 27th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Argentina's Salta Province on Saturday, seismologists said.The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, struck about 5 kilometers northwest of Salta, the ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits China-Russia-North Korea, no damage expected


February 18th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Chinese, Russian and North Korean border region on Thursday, seismologists said. No damage is expected.The earthquake, which struck around 70 miles northeast of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Indonesia


February 16th, 2010 - 5:09 am ICT by BNO News
BANDA SEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off Indonesia on Tuesday, seismologists said.The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 to 6.8, was centered in the Kepulauan Baray Daya ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Indonesia’s Java province


February 12th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck south of the Indonesian island of Java on Friday, seismologists said. There were conflicting reports on its magnitude, but no damage was ... Read more...

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Rare earthquake rattles Chicago, no damage reported


February 10th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO (BNO NEWS) -- An unusual earthquake rattled Chicago on early Wednesday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 3.8, ... Read more...

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