Earthquake

  • Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis: Study 5 days ago

    Colombo Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned. The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much...
  • 12 injured as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Karachi: At least 12 people were injured on Saturday when an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolted Pakistan's southern Sindh Province. The earthquake struck Nawabshah district and its adjoining areas in the province, causing panic and forcing people to come out on streets. Residents from Lahore, Nankana and Sheikhupura also headed...
  • India gears up for Indian Ocean-wide mock tsunami drill September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The drill, organised under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is expected to increase...
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage historic buildings August 25, 2014

    Napa (California): The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 AM about 6...
  • Strong 6.4-magnitude quake jolts central Chile: USGS August 24, 2014

    Santiago: A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has jolted central Chile, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage. The quake struck at 6:32 PM local time on Saturday about 108 kilometers (67 miles) northwest of the capital Santiago, at a depth of 35 kilometers, the US Geological...
  • Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The epicentre of the earthquake was 24 km northeast of Dharamsala. Tremors were felt in Palampur and Chandigarh too. There have been no initial reports of loss of life or property. ...
  • President condoles deaths in China earthquake August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his "sincere grief" and "sympathy" over the loss of life and property in the earthquake that jolted China August 3. In his message to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mukherjee said, "It is with profound sadness that we, in India, learned of the earthquake...
  • China earthquake death toll rises to 381, over 40,000 houses damanged August 4, 2014

    Beijing: The toll from the 6.5-magnitude devastating earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan province has now risen to over 380. The quake hit at 4:30 pm local time (1400 IST) on Sunday, at a depth of 12 kms with the epicentre in Longtoushan township, 23 kms southwest of the county...
  • 367 killed, 1,800 injured in strong quake in southwest China August 4, 2014

    Beijing: A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 366 kilometers northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude-6.1...
  • 150 killed, dozens injured as quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing: At least 150 people were killed and dozens injured when a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan province on Sunday. State-run Xinhua news agency reported 150 people were killed and dozens injured while pictures on state television showed severe damage to various buildings and infrastructure in Zhaotong city. The...
  • At least 26 dead after quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing:A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 26 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings to collapse including a school. The US Geological Survey said the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile. Chinese state media said...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries July 29, 2014

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages. The quake was felt in Mexico City, a...
  • Gujarat government working on earthquake warning system July 17, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The department of science and technology is working on development of early earthquake warning system, the Gujarat assembly was informed on Thursday. "Currently we can learn about earthquake only after it has taken place. But now the department is conducting research to develop a system whereby earthquake can be...
  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage July 12, 2014

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit late Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The quake struck Gilgit at 9:06 PM, Indian Meteorological department said. However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has...
  • Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; four dead July 7, 2014

    Mexico City: A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday. At least four people are reported dead and dozens of houses damaged in Guatemala. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 0453 IST on the Pacific Coast 2...
  • Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh, valleys on alert July 7, 2014

    An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week's time, hit Darma valley of the district last evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 PM on Sunday with...
  • Mild tremors in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand July 3, 2014

    Mild tremors were on Thursday felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said. The epicentre of the quake was located 30.2 degree north (latitude) and 80.2 degree east...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...
  • Tsunami warning issued as earthquake hits southern Indian Ocean June 14, 2014

    Sydney: A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, US seismologists said, prompting Australia to issue a tsunami warning. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of seven kilometres (4.4 miles) at 1110 GMT, almost 700 miles northwest of Australia's Cocos Islands, also...
  • Moderate quake jolts southwestern Pakistan June 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A moderate quake of 5.3 magnitude on Friday jolted southwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan but officials said that there were no reports of damage or casualty. The epicentre of the quake was in Khuzdar city - about 300 km from the provincial capital Quetta - at a depth of 26...
  • UKIP: Anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic party storms Britain’s political arena May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: This appears to be a season for electoral forces of nature around the world. While we mull over the BJP tidal wave that swept through India and Thailand tries to steady itself after a coup, Britain's polity is contemplating the 'UKIP earthquake' as it has come to be...
  • Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northern Greece May 24, 2014

    An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece on Saturday, and at least one person was reported to be injured, police said. The Institute of Geophysics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said the temblor had a magnitude of 6.3; the US Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 6.4. The epicenter was...
  • 96 injured in Odisha after earthquake triggers panic May 22, 2014

    Ninety-six people suffered minor injuries across Odisha when they rushed out into the open in fright when an earthquake struck on Wednesday night. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Mohapatra said on Thursday that the tremblor had been felt over most parts of the state, but there was no report of casualty...
  • Earthquake hits Bay of Bengal, nearly 50 injured in Odisha May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake registering 6.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale was reported across the eastern coast of India on Wednesday, with its epicentre in the Bay of Bengal. Mild tremors were felt in large parts of the country including Delhi, Ranchi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. In Odisha, at...
  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Bay of Bengal; tremors felt in East India, Delhi, Chennai May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Eastern India was rocked by an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude on Wednesday evening around 9:50 pm. While strong tremors were felt in Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand for about 20 seconds; Delhi and Chennai too were affected. The epicentre of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake was about 275 km south-east...
  • IAF holds workshop to train officials on disaster management May 21, 2014

    The Indian Air Force held its annual workshop on disaster management on Tuesday at Phalodi in Jodhpur to train officials of Rajasthan government in dealing with natural calamities like flood and earthquake. The event was organised by the Air Force station in Phalodi under the aegis of South Western Air Command,...
  • Gujarat: Low intensity earthquake hits Jamnagar May 12, 2014

    A low intensity earthquake hit areas near Lalpur taluka of Gujarat's Jamnagar district this morning, state disaster management officials said. The epicentre of the earthquake, measured at 3.4 on Richter scale, was registered 16 kms north-east of Lalpur town, which is close to some of India's largest petroleum refinery complexes. The tremors...