tectonic plates

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

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‘Northeast India should go for traditional housing’


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Quake-prone northeastern India should switch to traditional forms of house-building, including houses made of bamboo and cane, that are flexible and able to withstand tremors, said ... Read more...

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Indian feminists should talk to village counterparts: Mrinal Pande


February 21st, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Notions of womanhood have changed in urban India with power moms at the workplace and women storming into male bastions, but these women must open ... Read more...

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Big space rock flies close to Earth, no harm done


November 9th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-meter-wide asteroid harmlessly zipped past earth early Wednesday, closer to our planet than the Moon's orbit.The "space rock" named 2005 YU55 approached earth at ... Read more...

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Asteroid longer than aircraft to whiz past earth


November 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) If you have an eight-inch telescope, you can catch it! A 55-million tonne asteroid, jet black in appearance and longer than an aircraft carrier, will fly ... Read more...

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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... 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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‘Moon man’ correctly predicts another tremor


March 24th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A man, who claims to have predicted the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, has correctly predicted another tremor.'Lunar forecaster' Ken Ring warned that an aftershock would hit Christchurch on ... Read more...

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Geologists warn of another powerful quake in Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Geologists have warned that another earthquake could strike Japan as the one that struck the nation on March 11 had altered the earth's surface.The quake measuring nine on the ... Read more...

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Software shows how Earth evolved millions of years ago


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A new software allows us to see not only the Earth's surface as it is now, but also takes us back in time to see how ... Read more...

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Quake unleased 1,000 times energy of all n-weapons


March 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) The total energy released by the megaquake in Japan was about a thousand times the combined energy of all the world's nuclear weapons or 6.7 trillion ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake fault may have slipped some 40 metres


March 13th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): The massive earthquake - one of the largest ever recorded - that struck Japan last week appears to have moved the area of fault by about 40 metres ... Read more...

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Tectonic plates’ movement caused Japan quake, tsunami


March 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The devastating earthquake that shook Japan was caused by movement of massive tectonic plates that thrust one below the other and forced the seabed and ... Read more...

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Japan quake shifted Earth 4 inches on its axis


March 12th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Japan and triggered a huge tsunami appears to have shifted the Earth on its axis and moved an island of Japan, ... Read more...

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Scientists study isolated islands to test limits of human existence


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists are studying an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire to test the limits upto which humans can survive in extreme conditions.The Kuril Islands ... Read more...

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Africa’s SKA telescope to shed light on the ‘dark ages’


February 19th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): With significant scientific breakthroughs, Africa's bid to build the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope - which will for the first time provide mankind with detailed pictures of the ... Read more...

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Tectonic plates shaped Mars


January 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Just as in the case of Earth, tectonic thrusting played a major role in shaping Mars - making it far more likely to host extra-terrestrial life, a new ... Read more...

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New discoveries resolve debate over oxygen in Earth’s mantle


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Recent discoveries by a University of Rhode Island scientist are bringing resolution to the debate among geologists about the availability of oxygen in the Earth's mantle.Analysis of erupted ... Read more...

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Amazonian biodiversity much older than previously thought


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Amazonian biodiversity originated with the formation of the Andes-and dates back further than previously realised.An international research group, headed by a ... Read more...

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Earthquake risk high in Panama: Study


November 19th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new research has found that the Limon and Pedro Miguel faults in Central Panama have ruptured both independently and in unison over the past 1400 years, indicating ... Read more...

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Biodiversity in Amazon ‘over 20mn yrs older than previously thought’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought.An international team of scientists, including a ... Read more...

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‘Speed gun’ for Earth’s insides developed


October 28th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): University of Bristol's scientists have claimed that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth and this technique will enable them to measure ... Read more...

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Tsunami risk higher than expected in LA, other major cities


October 11th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of destructive tsunamis is in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles.Geologists studying the Haiti earthquake have said that ... Read more...

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Experts warn of earthquakes in Bangladesh


September 17th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists at the Dhaka University Earth Observatory have recorded 10 tremors in the last one week and warned that more earthquakes can hit the country anytime. The warning comes ... Read more...

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New theory to reveal why midcontinent faults generate earthquakes?


July 31st, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University may finally unravel the mystery of why the New Madrid fault - lying in the middle of the North American continent and not along ... Read more...

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Philippines Earthquake Leaves No One Injured And Dead


July 24th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Philippines, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today as many as six earthquakes hit the Moro Gulf of Mindanao Island located in southern Philippines and these were succeeded by another quake that ... Read more...

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Why tectonic plates move the way they do


July 17th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers at Monash University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new theory to explain the global motions of tectonic plates on the earth's surface.The new theory ... 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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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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California City Moved By 31 Inches Due To Earthquake


June 28th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The NASA radar images have shown that California city has moved by 31 inches after the April 4 earthquake. The movement has happened downward ... Read more...

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Antarctica may have been formed by asteroid strike: Study


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): According to a new study, a massive asteroid that hit the Timor Sea around 35 million years ago may have contributed to the formation of the Antarctic ice ... Read more...

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China to help Cuba detect earthquakes


May 12th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) China wants to help Cuba detect earthquakes and has sent sophisticated equipment and a team of experts to install as well as tutor Cuban officials on how to ... Read more...

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Data could help unlock mystery of undersea supervolcanoes


April 12th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Scientists drilling into a large volcanic mountain chain lying underwater off the coast of Japan have collected new data that may provide clues to unlocking the mystery of ... Read more...

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How far South American cities moved in Chile quake


March 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown how far South American cities moved in the massive earthquake that struck Chile on February 27.Preliminary measurements, produced from data gathered ... Read more...

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