seismology

Anti-Kudankulam activists willing to withdraw protest


May 7th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Even as they have decided to return their voter identity cards, the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) activists under the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) ... Read more...

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Panic as 4.9 tremor shakes Delhi, adjoining areas (Fourth Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas Monday afternoon, startling people in offices and homes as the ground shook and windowpanes ... Read more...

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4.9 quake shakes Delhi, suburbs (Fourth Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 5 (IANS) A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) Monday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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4.9 quake shakes Delhi, suburbs (Third Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) Monday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in parts of Andhra trigger panic


January 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Mild tremors in parts of Andhra Pradesh Thursday triggered panic among people. There was no loss of life or damage to property.People ran out of ... Read more...

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Russian volcano erupts


June 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A volcano in northern Russia has erupted, and is churning out ash to a height of 10,000 metres, scientists said Friday.The 3,283-metre Shiveluch volcano increased ... 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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Over 100 hurt in Iran quake


July 31st, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 31 (IANS) More than 100 people were injured when a 5.7-magnitude quake struck northwestern Iran Friday, the state-run Press TV reported. The quake jolted the Torbat-e-Heydarieh city in Khorasan Razavi province ... Read more...

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New research improves odds of finding diamonds


July 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): New research led by a University of Houston professor could help improve the odds of finding diamonds by focusing future searches in particular areas.Kevin Burke, professor of ... Read more...

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Temperatures in the UAE to reach up to 45°C (113°F) on Sunday


June 6th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) -- Temperatures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are expected to reach up to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday, forecasters said.The extreme ... Read more...

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UAE warns seafarers during Phet


June 5th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 5 (IANS/WAM) Seafarers have been warned to avoid surfing after tropical storm Phet reached the UAE's eastern coast, the meteorological office said. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology ... Read more...

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Toll in storm Agatha rises to 100 (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City/Tegucigalpa (Honduras), May 31 (DPA) Heavy rain caused by tropical storm Agatha has killed almost 100 people in Central America, where tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated over ... Read more...

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Silicates relatively uncommon deep within the Earth, finds study


May 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Using quantum mechanics, scientists have discovered that silicates, the most common minerals on Earth, are relatively uncommon deep within the planet.Researchers, led by a team of physicists led ... Read more...

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Thousands spend Christmas away from home and rumbling volcano


December 25th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 25 (DPA) Nearly 50,000 people Friday celebrated Christmas in cramped evacuation centres amid persistent rumblings of a volcano in the eastern Philippines. The evacuees were given food packages by the government ... Read more...

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New model to predict rough size and location of future quakes


December 4th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a new model that suggests a way to narrow size and location range of future earthquakes.The forecasting model developed by Danijel Schorlemmer, ... 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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Seismic noise tracks down missing hurricanes


October 21st, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Scientists are taking the help of the planet's seismic noise record to find the missing hurricanes that were not reported in recent history."Looking for something like hurricane records ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake jolts Indonesia


September 8th, 2009 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 7 (DPA) A strong earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale struck off the southern coast of the Indonesian island of Java late Monday, but there were no immediate reports ... Read more...

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New technique may allow Earth’s seismic activity to be mapped more comprehensively


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique that uses data collected from earthquakes, potentially allowing the Earth's seismic activity to be mapped more comprehensively.Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, ... Read more...

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Strong, undersea quake strikes off Indonesia (Lead)


August 16th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 16 (DPA) A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck the western coast of Sumatra Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake jolts off Indonesia


August 16th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 16 (DPA) A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck off the western coast of Sumatra Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh


July 17th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted the hills of Himachal Pradesh Friday, officials said. "An earthquake of moderate intensity hit some parts of the hill state at 4.37 p.m. ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Costa Rica, two killed (Lead)


January 9th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Jan 9 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck north central Costa Rica Thursday, killing two girls and causing widespread damage, EFE news agency reported Friday.According ... Read more...

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Simulated seismic signals could help save lives during volcanic eruption


October 26th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have simulated the seismic signals that precede a volcanic eruption for the first time and created a 3-D visualization of those warning signs under controlled conditions, ... Read more...

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Strong quake jolts Tibet


September 25th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Tibet early Thursday, the regional seismology bureau said.There was no immediate report of casualties in the quake which hit ... Read more...

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UAE to set up quake alert network


September 12th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will set up a seismic alert network called Emirates National Web to keep track of earthquakes across the country, the Khaleej Times ... Read more...

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6.1 earthquake rocks UAE (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 10th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday afternoon, forcing thousands of people to evacuate buildings.Though the epicentre of the quake ... Read more...

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Quake jolts eastern Philippines


July 6th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Manila, July 6 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale Sunday jolted the eastern Philippine province of Aurora, the country's volcanology and seismology institute Philvocs said. The quake occurred at ... Read more...

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Colombia quake toll rises to 11


May 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Bogota, May 26 (IANS) The toll in Colombia's earthquake has risen to 11, even as the rescue work continues, Spain's EFE news agency has reported. The quake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter ... Read more...

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UAE carries out cloud seeding tests to induce rain


May 7th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Meteorological Department has carried out cloud seeding tests to induce rainfall, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. The department's National Centre of Meteorology ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Arctic region off Norway


February 21st, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin
DPA Oslo, Feb 21 (DPA) A powerful quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the Barents Sea south of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard early Thursday, public broadcaster NRK reported. Initial reports ... Read more...

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