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Tsunami’s 7th anniversary observed in Tamil Nadu

December 26th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) People of Akkaraipettai and Keechankuppam in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district Monday observed the seventh anniversary of the fateful day of Dec 26, 2004, when a tsunami ... Read more...

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Report: Three-headed baby born in Sumatra, Indonesia

October 31st, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
BINJAI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A three-headed baby was reportedly born in North Sumatra, Indonesia, this weekend, medical officials told local media on Monday. The baby is not expected to survive for ... Read more...

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India to join mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean

October 11th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India, along with 20 other nations, will participate in a mock tsunami drill Wednesday to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), ... Read more...

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Indian ocean tsunami warning system on test Oct 12

October 6th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) More than 20 nations will participate in a full-scale exercise on Oct 12 to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, the Paris-based UN ... Read more...

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Tsunamis in the past 10 years

March 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan Friday, triggering a 10-metre-high tsunami that washed away houses and buildings and inundated large ... Read more...

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Indonesia tsunami toll rises to over 400

October 30th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 30 (IANS) The tsunami that devastated the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra, Indonesia, has killed at least 413 people, while over 300 are still missing.Data released Saturday by the earthquake ... Read more...

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Gunmen attack Indonesian police station, kill 3 officers

September 22nd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Gunmen raided a police station killing three police officers in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, local media said Wednesday.The gunmen attacked a local police station in Hamparan ... Read more...

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6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra, Indonesia

March 6th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by BNO News
SUMATRA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) – A strong earthquake struck the Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia area on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5, struck ... Read more...

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Chile quake shortened our day, NASA says

March 3rd, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- The massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck south-central Chile on early Saturday was so powerful that it affected Earth's rotation, shortened the length of ... Read more...

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UAE charity helps Sumatra quake victims

October 23rd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sumatra (Indonesia), Oct 23 (WAM) A charity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started distribution of emergency relief supplies among the quake victims in the Sumatra island of Indonesia, WAM news ... Read more...

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Only 500 Sumatran tigers left alive

October 23rd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, October 23 (ANI): Reports indicate that there are only 500 Sumatran tigers left living in the forests of Sumatra, Indonesia.According to a report in the Star Online, the declining population ... Read more...

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UNESCO member states are going to test Tsunami Warning System

October 7th, 2009 - 2:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On the infamous World Disaster Reduction Day on 14th October, eighteen countries that are the members of UNESCO will take part in an ocean-wide tsunami exercise in ... Read more...

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2004 Samoan tsunami caused by ’shallow quake’, say scientists

October 1st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 1 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the tsunami that devastated the islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga in 2004 was the result of a shallow rupture in the earth's ... 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...

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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 hits off Sumatra

July 27th, 2009 - 6:44 am ICT by admin
SUMATRA, Indonesia (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off southern Sumatra on Monday morning, officials said.The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, according to the Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi Dan Geofisika, ... Read more...

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Indonesian Muslims outraged as companies sell pork under beef’s label

April 17th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Apr. 17 (ANI): Muslims in Indonesia have been left outraged, following the discovery that Indonesia's popular dry-meat-product-selling companies were substituting beef with pork.After conducting DNA tests on jerky samples from traditional ... Read more...

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Earthquake measured 5.4 Richter shakes Sumatra, Indonesia

September 9th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
An earth quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook southern Sumatra, Indonesia at Tuesday , Sep 9 , 10:07:30 AM local time, reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.How ever there ... Read more...

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INTACH signs agreement with Swiss Red Cross for Tsunami-affected communities

September 4th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 4 (ANI): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a nationwide non-profit organization founded to protect the common national heritage, has signed an agreement with the ... Read more...

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Carbon isotopes in coral skeletons may lead to improved quake forecasts

July 21st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Carbon isotopes trapped for thousands of years in coral skeletons could establish the long-term frequency of major earthquakes in southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and perhaps ... Read more...

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Study finds arsenic threats in Southeast Asia

July 14th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new model, developed by Eawag researchers, has shown that the contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially ... Read more...

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No tsunami alert sounded after Andaman quake

June 27th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair, June 27 (ANI): The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has said that no tsunami alert has been issued after an earthquake measuring 6.7 at Richter scale hit Andaman Islands ... Read more...

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