tsunamis

China in joint quake study


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China has teamed up with Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out research on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.The programme was initiated during the East Asia ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Tonga, no damage reported


December 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HIHIFO, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes central Peru, no casualties


October 29th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
ICA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck south of the Peruvian city of Ica on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or ... Read more...

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Pact signed to sponsor 5,000 Indonesian orphans


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has signed an agreement with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to jointly sponsor 5,000 Indonesian children orphaned by ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation


September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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Ancient Japanese stone markings warned of tsunami


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An ancient Japanese stone warned inhabitants of a town to build their homes on higher grounds. The inhabitants followed the advice and that seemed to have saved ... Read more...

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Supermoon not to have devastating effects, say Indian scientists


March 19th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Mar 19 (ANI): Indian scientists have said the Supermoon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, which will be seen in the night today, would not have devastating effect.BG ... Read more...

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US nuke plants safer than those in Japan


March 14th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 14 (ANI): The US nuclear industry has said that it does not expect an emergency similar to what has taken place in earthquake-cum-tsunami-hit Japan.Even though 23 of the 104 ... Read more...

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India to review nuclear plants safety system: PM


March 14th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India has ordered a review of safety systems of all its nuclear plants to ensure they withstand "large natural disasters" like tsunamis and earthquakes, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sendai’s homeless fear new quake


March 14th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sendai (Japan), March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a sleepless night on cardboard boxes in ravaged Sendai's drafty night shelters, thousands of the newly homeless Monday woke to the threat ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant in emergency shutdown


March 11th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North-east Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant performed an emergency shutdown Friday following a massive earthquake, the Kyodo news agency said.Reactor cooling systems shut down at ... Read more...

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Japan halts Bullet trains


March 11th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Bullet trains, which can run at speeds up to 300 km per hour, have been halted following a massive earthquake and waves of tsunamis that hit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indonesia aids Australian flash flooding with $1 million


January 17th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Government of Indonesia will be sending $1 million to help the relief efforts in Australia's Lockyer Valley flash flooding which has, according to the latest report, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off the Vanuatu Islands, no damage expected


January 9th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by BNO News
ISANGEL, VANUATU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near the Vanuatu Islands on early Sunday evening, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake at 9.03 p.m. local time ... Read more...

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Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.2 Hits Temuco, Chile


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting some thousands of people to flee the coast in search of ... Read more...

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Chile hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has been detected in the Pacific near the central coast of Chile, US authorities have said.News 24 quoted the US Geological Survey as ... Read more...

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Japan cancels tsunami warning following powerful quake


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan canceled a tsunami warning for the Bonin Islands on Wednesday after a powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake which generated several, minor tsunamis that caused no damage. Tsunami advisories remain ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake, small tsunamis hit Indonesia


October 26th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A small tsunami was recorded after a powerful earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, officials said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes the Gulf of California


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
LOS MOCHIS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of California on late Thursday morning, seismologists and residents said.The earthquake at 11.53 a.m. local time was centered in ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Tonga, no damage expected


October 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but no damage or casualties were expected.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert canceled after strong quake hits off Japan’s Miyako Islands


October 4th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan on late Monday evening canceled a tsunami alert for some of its islands after a strong earthquake struck off the Miyako Islands, part of the country's Ryukyu ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert after strong earthquake strikes off Japan’s Miyako Islands (Update)


October 4th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan on late Monday evening issued a tsunami alert for some of its coastlines after a strong earthquake struck off the Miyako Islands, part of the country's Ryukyu ... Read more...

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India’s tsunami early warning system one of the best


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India's tsunami early warning system is one of the best in the world and, in case of a disaster, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is ready ... Read more...

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NASA Warns Solar Storms of 2012 Can Shut Down US for Months!


August 17th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following up on a study which was done in 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences which predicts that a solar storm will be arriving in 2012 ... Read more...

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7.2-magnitude quake hits Guam


August 14th, 2010 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of US territory Guam Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported on its website. The quake occurred at 7:19 a.m. Saturday (local ... Read more...

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Major 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocks the Mariana Islands


August 14th, 2010 - 5:07 am ICT by BNO News
HAGATNA, GUAM (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck on Friday 230 miles from the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, south of the Mariana Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The 7.2-magnitude ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquakes hit Papua New Guinea, spark tsunami warning for Indonesia


July 18th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Two powerful earthquakes struck the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea on late Sunday evening, seismologists said, sparking a local tsunami warning for Indonesia.The first ... Read more...

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Divers Excavate Sunken Ruins Of Cleopatra’s City


May 26th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Alexandria, Egypt, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Divers are exploring the ruins of the ancient kingdom of the famous queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. The ruins are submerged in the waters off ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico Experiences 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake


May 16th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has been hit by an earthquake during early Sunday morning, according to latest reports. The United ... Read more...

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Scientists to survey huge volcanic flank collapse deposits


May 6th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A team of scientists led by Dr Peter Talling of the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC), currently aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook, has set sail to ... Read more...

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Climate change could spark more volcanoes, earthquakes, say experts


April 19th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Earthquakes and tsunamis are just the tip of the iceberg as climate change could lead to more "hazardous" geological events like volcanoes and landslides, experts have warned.While rising ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

23-meter tsunami leaves several missing in western Peru


April 13th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by BNO News
LIMA (BNO NEWS) -- At least several people were missing after a glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in western peru on Sunday, causing a 23-meter (75-foot) tsunami that devastated ... Read more...

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More than 60 injured after 7.2-quake off Sumatra


April 7th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's northern Sumatra on early Wednesday, seismologists said, injuring more than 60 people.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 5.15 a.m. local time ... Read more...

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Three strong aftershocks rock Chile in quick succession


March 11th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A series of strong aftershocks rocked Chile within a timespan of just one hour on Thursday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or ... Read more...

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Two strong aftershock earthquakes rock Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong aftershock struck near Santiago, the capital city of Chile, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The first 7.3-magnitude earthquake happened ... Read more...

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