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India’s preparedness to tackle quakes should be reviewed: Geologists


March 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Despite the chorus of assurances from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh downward that Indian nuclear plants are safe because they are away from geological faults that ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake moves its coastline by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Massive 8.9 quake in Japan has moved its coastline as much as 13 feet, averaging eight feet along a stretch measuring 300 miles, according to the Geographical Survey Institute.According ... Read more...

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System that will warn of impending tsunami developed


March 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Seismologists have developed a system that warns of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake, thus helping minimise the death toll by giving locals ... Read more...

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NZ earthquake ‘a warning to North America’


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The terribly destructive New Zealand earthquake that killed dozens and caused heavy damage is a warning to cities up and down the West Coast of North America, according ... Read more...

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New theory on why some mountains form, crumble


July 16th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have come up with a new theory about the movement of tectonic plates that can help explain why and when some mountains form and crumble.Geophysicist ... Read more...

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Andaman earthquake confirms worst fears: Geologist


April 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of the Andaman Islands on March 30 is yet another confirmation that this particular region will continue to ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs topographical survey to avert tsunami disaster


November 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, November 29 (ANI): Oceanographic experts and seismologists have said that the coastal belt of Pakistan needs topographical survey to avert a tsunami disaster.According to a report in Daily Times, experts have ... Read more...

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Scientists listen to rocks to better understand damage caused by quakes


August 18th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Scientists are using a technique called "ambient noise correlation," to observe significant changes in the behavior of parts of Earth's crust that were disturbed by three major earthquakes.University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water helps trigger New Zealand’s quakes


August 6th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 6 (ANI): A new research has given the clearest picture yet of the role of water in helping to trigger earthquakes in New Zealand.According to a report by ABC News, ... Read more...

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Deep-water drilling identifying strains and slips in major earthquake fault


February 16th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): An international project is using cutting-edge deep-water drilling technology to identify strains and slips in the Nankai Trough, a major earthquake fault off the coast of Japan.Known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earths plate tectonics began a billion years earlier than thought


December 1st, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): New evidence has suggested that plate tectonics, which is crucial for creating the oceans and atmosphere essential for life, began around a billion years earlier than previously ... Read more...

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Ocean floor sediments may trigger off megaquakes and tsunamis


September 12th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Scientists in the US has found compelling evidence that ocean floor sediments may be the cause of megaquakes, including the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indian ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.0 quake shakes Nias Region, Indonesia


June 25th, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by admin
An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Ricther scale shook the Island of Nias today. The quake occured at Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 09:53:28 AM (local time) or 02:53:28 (UTC). As per USGS, the ... Read more...

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Scientists complete first drill into earthquake-generating region near Japan


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have completed the first stage of a plan to drill down into an earthquake-generating region near Japan, with the project seeing holes bored 1.4km into the ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning system up and running in Pacific Ocean


March 17th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 17 (ANI): The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that the final two buoys are up and running in an unprecedented 39-buoy tsunami warning system designed to ... Read more...

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Any place having tectonic plate stresses can experience mega-quakes


March 10th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that it is not just certain high-risk subduction zones that experience mega-quakes, but any place where one tectonic plate is being actively shoved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2004 tsunami was not the worst yet


January 29th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new review of tsunami hazards has revealed that the catastrophe that happened in the Indian Ocean in 2004 was not the worst yet and that an even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists detect strong variation in tectonic stresses in Japans earthquake generating zone


January 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have reported the discovery of a strong variation in the tectonic stresses in Nankai Trough - a region of the Pacific Ocean notorious for generating devastating earthquakes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study might determine explanation for Tsunami prone zones


November 16th, 2007 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research by geoscientists would help to assess why particular regions of the world are more prone to giant tsunamis than others. Using 3D seismic data collected ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal inaugurates early warning system in Hyderabad


November 14th, 2007 - 2:16 am ICT by admin
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